Ascent of Bunker Hill on 2011-07-10
|Others in Party:||Leo Dekelbaum|
|Date:||Sunday, July 10, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||11473 ft / 3496 m|
Ascent Trip ReportBunker Hill is an intimidating mountain in that all approaches involve a steep climb. That said I was very happy with our route up taking the south ridge- I think it was the least steep approach available. That said, there were steep sections, and the traverse around the south summit was not trivial with some class 3 scrambling.
The view from the top was spectacular!
For the descent route we initially chose to descend into the northernmost canyon leading back to the trailhead, but chose to traverse up the ridge between it and Mahogany Gulch as the canyon appeared to get messy further down, and we were able to catch the road sooner as well. I wouldn't want to ascend that way as we enjoyed several scree glissades that would not have worked going up.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||3963 ft / 1207 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||3963 ft / 1207 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||6.8 mi / 10.9 km|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Gain on way in:||3963 ft / 1207 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 3913 ft / 1192 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m|
| Loss on way in:||50 ft / 15 m|
| Distance:||3.5 mi / 5.6 km|
| Route:||South ridge|
| Start Trailhead:||Trailhead north of guard station 7560 ft / 2304 m|
| Time:||3 Hours 30 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||3913 ft / 1192 m|
| Distance:||3.3 mi / 5.3 km|
| Route:||North ridge to north wash|
| End Trailhead:||Trailhead north of guard station 7560 ft / 2304 m|
| Time:||2 Hours 30 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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