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Ascent of Low Mountain on 2013-10-09

Climber: Chad Painter

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Low Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:5400 ft / 1645 m

Ascent Trip Report

Too winter for the "summer" route (N ridge), too summer for the "winter" route (South). Slick rock and some snow made the ridge and summit scramble pretty dicey in spots. Lack of snow on the descent made for an awful bushwhack made even better by a dying head lamp. Beautiful summit, though, with Kaleetan to Denny laid out in front of you. I'd go back, but only when solidly in season, summer or winter.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3737 ft / 1138 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3737 ft / 1138 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3287 ft / 1001 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3100 ft / 944 m; Extra: 187 ft / 56m
    Loss on way in:187 ft / 56 m
    Distance:4.7 mi / 7.6 km
    Route:North ridge
    Start Trailhead:2300 ft / 701 m
    Time:3 Hours 20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3550 ft / 1082 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 3100 ft / 944 m; Extra: 450 ft / 137m
    Gain on way out:450 ft / 137 m
    Distance:3.3 mi / 5.3 km
    Route:Southeast ridge
    End Trailhead:2300 ft / 701 m
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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