Ascent of Duckwater Peak on 2012-06-23

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:BMS 914 -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Anji Cerney
Collin Kamholz
Jose Witt
Melinda Hernandez
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, June 23, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Duckwater Peak
    Elevation:11175 ft / 3406 m

Ascent Trip Report

Done by itself, Duckwater would not be a very tough hike. But combine it with a traverse from Currant Mountain, and it can be quite a challenge, and not an enjoyable one thanks to some very unpleasant terrain between the summits. I do NOT recommend that.

From the pass to the south of the peak, one can follow the ridgeline for most of the way with no real difficulty, though there is some easy scrambling towards the top. Great views from the summit.

Others in my group tried descending to the northeast side of the peak, but they had a more challenging time.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:525 ft / 160 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Route:South ridge
    Trailhead:Pass south of peak  10650 ft / 3246 m
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time:45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: 2012 Currant Mtn

Complete Trip Sequence:
1White Pine Peak 113602012-06-232960 ft / 902 m
2Currant Mountain2012-06-231203 ft / 367 m
3Duckwater Peak2012-06-23525 ft / 160 m
Total Trip Gain: 4688 ft / 1429 m    Total Trip Loss: 4688 ft / 1429 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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