Ascent of White Mountain Peak on 2012-10-05
|Date:||Friday, October 5, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||White Mountain Peak|
| Elevation:||14246 ft / 4342 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis 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|
| Gain on way in:||8989 ft / 2739 m|
| Route:||West Ridge southern variant|
| Start Trailhead:||5257 ft / 1602 m|
| Route:||Millner Creek canyon|
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