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Ascent of Malamute Peak on 2021-06-17

Climber: Trevor Butcher

Date:Thursday, June 17, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Malamute Peak
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:13348 ft / 4068 m

Ascent Trip Report

Climbed after Conundrum during my Castle/Conundrum trip. We did a sidehill traverse to the low point in the Malamute-Conundrum saddle from the basin below Conundrum's headwall, then did an exposed scramble across terrible rock (welcome to the Elks) to the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:Class 3+
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Route:West Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Castle Creek  
Descent Statistics
    Route:South Gully
    End Trailhead:Castle Creek  
Ascent Part of Trip: Castle/Conundrum

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Point 137802021-06-17 
2Castle Peak2021-06-174600 ft / 1402 m
3South Conundrum Peak2021-06-17 
4Conundrum Peak2021-06-17 
5Malamute Peak2021-06-17 
Total Trip Gain: 4600 ft / 1402 m



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