Ascent of South Slickrock Saddle Bench on 2022-04-20

Climber: John Morrow

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:South Slickrock Saddle Bench
    Elevation:6602 ft / 2012 m

Ascent Trip Report

Later in the day on Day 2 of a three day loop backpack. Day 1 was the Boulder Mail trail to the rim of Death Hollow. Potholes in Mamie Creek at trail crossing provided my water until Death Hollow. 100 yards beyond the edge of slickrock arriving onto the east rim of Death Hollow on the BMT, an obvious trail junction appears (right). This is the historic Bowington Route to Slickrock Saddle and the Escalante River. The trail passes within 100 vertical feet of the summit on the west side. I completed the loop after a second night of camping on the Escalante River. Took last water at the mouth of Death Hollow, not trusting the Escalante River purity.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:Cl 1
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Route:West slope
Descent Statistics
    Route:SW slope
Ascent Part of Trip: BMT-Bowington-River Loop (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mamie Peak2022-04-20 a 
2South Slickrock Saddle Bench2022-04-20 b 

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