Ascent of Mount Grant on 2012-09-08
|Others in Party:||Anji Cerney|
Angela Kassan (did not summit)
|Date:||Saturday, September 8, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||11280 ft / 3438 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI hiked Mount Grant as part of the 2nd annual Mount Grant Challenge where the Army base opens up the road to hikers. The challenge was structured as a four-leg relay where people could hike as few or as many legs as they wished so long as they were part of a team that would cover all four legs. Upon completion, those who did not complete at the top were driven to the top, where they were allowed to hike/scramble the remaining 200 or so feet to the true summit.
I started at the first checkpoint (doing legs 2-4), and even though it was on a road, the 5000' of gain made for quite a workout. The final scramble to the summit is a short class 2 route over mostly loose scree, though some can be avoided with some class 3 scrambling. The east side of the ridge is more challenging than the west side.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||5080 ft / 1548 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||188 ft / 57 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||13.8 mi / 22.2 km|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Gain on way in:||5080 ft / 1548 m|
| Distance:||13.2 mi / 21.2 km|
| Route:||road/south ridge|
| Start Trailhead:||Road @ 6200' 6200 ft / 1889 m|
| Loss on way out:||188 ft / 57 m|
| Distance:||0.6 mi / 1 km|
| Route:||south ridge|
| End Trailhead:||"finish" line 11092 ft / 3380 m|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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