Ascent of Currant Mountain on 2012-06-23
|Others in Party:||BMS 914 -- Trip Report or GPS Track|
|Date:||Saturday, June 23, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||11513 ft / 3509 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWOW! This was a killer hike (thanks to the traverse between Currant and Duckwater)!
Looking down to the north from Currant Mountain is an awe-inspiring sight. I might have concluded the traverse was impossible, if not having heard that it had been done. To go north, we initially headed south to descend onto the west side of the ridge. This was all dangerous loose scree on very steep slopes, and because of this horrible section, I strongly recommend not doing the traverse, and instead doing Currant and Duckwater as separate, fully-enjoyable hikes. Somehow we managed to regain the ridge at the pass north of peak 11413. From there it was mostly good terrain to the pass just south of Duckwater Peak. The one exception was going over the top of peak 11154 where there was some easy class 3 crossing a knife-edge ridge with great exposure on both sided.
Descending from the pass south of Duckwater, the first few hundred feet were very steep over loose terrain, but after that, the route became quite good. I'd recommend it, especially for an ascent of only Duckwater Peak.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1203 ft / 366 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||4163 ft / 1268 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||6.3 mi / 10.1 km|
| Quality:||9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble, Exposed Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Gain on way in:||703 ft / 214 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 153 ft / 47 m; Extra: 550 ft / 167m|
| Loss on way in:||550 ft / 167 m|
| Distance:||1.2 mi / 1.9 km|
| Route:||South ridge|
| Start Trailhead:||White Pine Peak 11360 11360 ft / 3462 m|
| Time:||1 Hours 30 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||3613 ft / 1101 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 3113 ft / 949 m; Extra: 500 ft / 152m|
| Gain on way out:||500 ft / 152 m|
| Distance:||5.1 mi / 8.2 km|
| Route:||North ridge|
| End Trailhead:||Road NE of Currant Mtn @ 8400 8400 ft / 2560 m|
| Time:||7 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: 2012 Currant Mtn|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 4688 ft / 1429 m Total Trip Loss: 4688 ft / 1429 m
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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