Ascent of Bunker Hill on 2011-07-10

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Leo Dekelbaum
Date:Sunday, July 10, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bunker Hill
    Elevation:11473 ft / 3496 m

Ascent Trip Report

Bunker 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
Ascent Statistics
    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
Descent Statistics
    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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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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