Ascent of Cat Mountain on 2021-02-05

Climber: Paul McClellan

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, February 5, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cat Mountain
    Elevation:3852 ft / 1174 m

Ascent Trip Report

The west gully was steep but had good footing and game trails/boot tracks allowed me to avoid most of the brush. The upper gully and the scramble route up through cliffs to the summit ridge were helpfully cairned. I decided to make a loop of it and descended east along the ridge line, then down the steep, loose, and (I think) dangerous north face. Next time I would use the west gully for both the ascent and descent.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1382 ft / 421 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1382 ft / 421 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1267 ft / 386 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1152 ft / 352 m; Extra: 115 ft / 35m
    Loss on way in:115 ft / 35 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:W Gully/W Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Sarasota Trailhead  2700 ft / 822 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1267 ft / 386 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1152 ft / 352 m; Extra: 115 ft / 35m
    Gain on way out:115 ft / 35 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:E Ridge/N Face
    End Trailhead:Sarasota Trailhead  2700 ft / 822 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Paul McClellan
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