Ascent of Mount Ptolemy on 2022-09-18

Climber: Peak Pirate

Date:Sunday, September 18, 2022
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Ptolemy
    Location:Canada-Alberta/British Columbia
    Elevation:9226 ft / 2812 m

Ascent Trip Report

Class 5.2

Notes: A very loose peak with a lot of extreme exposure. Most of the ridge is class 3 except for a notch before the summit that requires 4th class down climbing (rope and rappelled on the way down into the notch. Used as a hand line on the way up out of the notch on the descent). From the notch, a ledge is followed on the climbers right to the crux slabs. We had an experienced team of climbers and felt that the safest option up was with a rope. The slabs go at about a 5.2. The slabs lead to the the ridge where there is a little more class 3 scrambling to the summit. We rappelled the slabs leaving tat on a boulder.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4806 ft / 1464 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.2 mi / 10 km
    Grade/Class:Class 5.2
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Rope, Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4806 ft / 1464 m
    Distance:3.1 mi / 5 km
    Start Trailhead:4420 ft / 1347 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:3.1 mi / 5 km
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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