Ascent of Tin Mountain on 2013-05-05

Climber: BMS 914

Others in Party:Joel Brewster
Collin Kamholz -- Trip Report or GPS Track
BLMhikergirl Pipps
Kyle Wilson
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, May 5, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Tin Mountain
    Elevation:8953 ft / 2728 m

Ascent Trip Report

We arrived at camp from The Racetrack after dark, and ended up picking a spot further South along Racetrack Road than we probably needed to, but no matter. We crossed some gullies than made it to the base of the ridge we had chosen for ascent. It proved long and fairly steep with plenty of lose rock on dirt. I went up one easy Class 3 move near a saddle only to find there was some faint use trail that bypassed it. The rest was on rock/dirt or scree, with some intermittent use trails.

It had been "trying" to rain all day and was getting very windy as we descended - for once Collin feared for his un-staked down tent. At one point we started the wrong way down a ridge and ended up in mid-calf deep moving scree - glad I had my half-gaiters on! Got back on our track and cruised down, angling more for the road this time. Collin opted for a more direct route so we split up. He said he got back to his blown over tent about a minute before I arrived.

Moving time was: 2 hours, 39 min up, 1 hour, 55 min down.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4493 ft / 1368 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4493 ft / 1369 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.7 mi / 12.4 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Windy, Overcast
Cool and cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4324 ft / 1317 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 4032 ft / 1229 m; Extra: 292 ft / 89m
    Loss on way in:292 ft / 89 m
    Distance:3.7 mi / 5.9 km
    Route:West Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Turnout off Racetrack Rd  4921 ft / 1499 m
    Time:3 Hours 44 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4201 ft / 1280 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 4032 ft / 1229 m; Extra: 169 ft / 51m
    Gain on way out:169 ft / 51 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:West Ridge
    End Trailhead:Turnout off Racetrack Rd  4921 ft / 1499 m
    Time:2 Hours 27 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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