Ascent of Sloan Peak on 2022-07-31

Climber: Rick Teudt

Date:Sunday, July 31, 2022
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Sloan Peak
    Elevation:7835 ft / 2388 m

Ascent Trip Report

Above treeline, Sloan is a fun glacier + rock scramble with great views. Below treeline, it is 100% dumpster. It starts with one of the worst full-body bushwhacks I've done. Swimming through slide alder, brambles, and devil's club, so thick that you can't see the trail except directly under your feet. Then there's a steep, slippery forest. Fortunately, the path is marked fairly well with pink ribbons. The pond at 5,300 ft is a stagnant mosquito hatchery. Fortunately, running water was plentiful between the pond and the bottom of the glacier.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5355 ft / 1631 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5355 ft / 1631 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.2 mi / 14.8 km
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5205 ft / 1586 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 5055 ft / 1541 m; Extra: 150 ft / 45m
    Loss on way in:150 ft / 45 m
    Distance:4.6 mi / 7.4 km
    Route:Bedal Creek
    Start Trailhead:2780 ft / 847 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:5205 ft / 1586 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 5055 ft / 1541 m; Extra: 150 ft / 45m
    Gain on way out:150 ft / 45 m
    Distance:4.6 mi / 7.4 km
    End Trailhead:2780 ft / 847 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Rick Teudt
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