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Ascent of Brian Head on 2014-01-10

Climber: Andrew Sharp

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, January 10, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Brian Head
    Location:USA-Utah
    Elevation:11307 ft / 3446 m

Ascent Trip Report

I parked at the Rattlesnake Creek trailhead about 0.4 miles south of the Brian Head Peak road on highway 143. That was the closest spot to park due to the snow.

I put on my snowshoes and followed a well packed snow mobile track to Brian Head Peak road. I followed the summer road until it crosses a small gulley and then turned north to access the south-west ridge. Once on the ridge I removed my snowshoes. The ridge was rocky and exposed due to wind. I followed the ridge all the way to the summit. It was very straight forward, steep in places, but didn't require any scrambling or exposure.

On the descent I dropped off the south ridge and snowshoed down the south east facing slopes. The snow was ~15" deep with deeper pockets of snow deposited by wind. This is a fun little hike... not too strenuous but great views. The wind on the ridge and summer were pretty strong and COLD.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Cold, Windy, Clear
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Andrew Sharp
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