Ascent of Mount Grant on 2012-09-08

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Anji Cerney
Jeff Casey
Ed Forkos
Luba Leef
Angela Kassan (did not summit)
Date:Saturday, September 8, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Grant
    Elevation:11280 ft / 3438 m

Ascent Trip Report

I 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
Ascent Statistics
    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
Descent Statistics
    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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