Ascent of White Mountain Peak on 2012-10-05

Climber: Lou Hibbard

Date:Friday, October 5, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:White Mountain Peak
    Elevation:14246 ft / 4342 m

Ascent Trip Report

This climb more of an adventure than planned. Went up West Ridge starting at 5257 feet. Summited. Was going to descend regular trail and hitchhike back to car because didn't want to go back down all the loose talus in dark. Went part way down trail, then changed mind and descended Millner Creek Canyon. Looked nice at first - too tempting. Cliffed out and bivied. Next day did lots of dicey downclimbing to maybe 5.4 or so. Found a full bighorn ram skeleton. Good luck getting that out - that canyon is tough. Lots of tough bushwacking in addition to dicey climbing. Finally got out of canyon.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:8989 ft / 2739 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:8989 ft / 2739 m
    Route:West Ridge southern variant
    Start Trailhead:5257 ft / 1602 m
Descent Statistics
    Route:Millner Creek canyon

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