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Ascent of Phofung on 2010-05-20

Climber: R Rankin

Others in Party:D Rankin
Date:Thursday, May 20, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Phofung
    Location:Lesotho/South Africa
    Elevation:10768 ft / 3282 m

Ascent Trip Report

Probably one of the easier routes up the Drakensberg escarpment, standard trial below Sentinel peak towards chain ladders. Ascent was however made up Beacon Buttress peak using the Beacon Buttress rock pass. Still a relatively easy route.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2467 ft / 751 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2467 ft / 751 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Clear
Cold but clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2467 ft / 751 m
    Route:Beacon Buttress gully (rock pass)
    Start Trailhead:Sentinel Car Park  8301 ft / 2530 m
    Time:5 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2467 ft / 751 m
    Route:Beacon Buttress gully
    End Trailhead:Sentinel Car Park  8301 ft / 2530 m
    Time:4 Hours 



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