Ascent of Bryce Mountain on 2021-03-06

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Adam Humphreys
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, March 6, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Bryce Mountain
    Elevation:7298 ft / 2224 m

Ascent Trip Report

The road in was bumpy but not too bad.

We initially started up hill perpendicular to the gate to avoid the posted no trespassing sign, but even after going under the initial barbed wire fence, another cut us off from where we wanted to go, so we backtracked and went through the gate (it was only secured with rope).

The initial prickly pear maze had several cow-paths through it, or it would have been nightmarish. Once above the prickly pear, the hike was steep, and often on uneven rocky terrain, but otherwise not bad. As Dean Gaudet mentioned, the trail which contours south of the ridge with point 6778 was the best part of the hike. On our descent, not far below the summit, we found a nice (animal?) trail that made for the connecting ridge allowing us not to lose and regain elevation there, not that we lost much on the ascent.

Photos are on Flickr here
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2798 ft / 852 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2798 ft / 852 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2698 ft / 822 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2618 ft / 798 m; Extra: 80 ft / 24m
    Loss on way in:80 ft / 24 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Scott Peavy's route
    Start Trailhead:Gate @ 4680  4680 ft / 1426 m
    Time:2 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2718 ft / 828 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2618 ft / 798 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Gain on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Scott Peavy's route
    End Trailhead:Gate @ 4680  4680 ft / 1426 m
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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