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Ascent of Red Crow Mountain on 2011-06-24

Climber: Anders Olson

Others in Party:Adrienne Alta Hearne
Tyler Haasch
Ben Darce
Sean Doyle
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, June 24, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Red Crow Mountain
    Location:USA-Montana
    Elevation:7891 ft / 2405 m

Ascent Trip Report

After climbing Mount Ellsworth and Bearhead Mountain, continued along Continental Divide towards DeSanto Pass. Should have descended off the ridge a bit earlier, as cliffs forced us to negotiate a steep Class III snow-filled couloir. Long sidehill slog on scree slopes and game trails to DeSanto Pass. Followed a well-worn game/climber's trail to Red Crow from there. Incredible snow glissade down east face of Red Crow to trail below Firebrand Pass.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:700 ft / 213 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4006 ft / 1220 m
    Grade/Class:Class III on descent
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Gain on way in:700 ft / 213 m
    Loss on way in:1215 ft / 370 m
    Route:traverse from Bearhead Mountain
    Start Trailhead:Bearhead Mountain  8406 ft / 2562 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2791 ft / 850 m
    Route:east face to Firebrand Pass Trail
    End Trailhead:Lubec Lake TH  5100 ft / 1554 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Ellsworth-Bearhead-Red Crow

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Ellsworth2011-06-243281 ft / 1000 m
2Bearhead Mountain2011-06-241000 ft / 305 m
3Red Crow Mountain2011-06-24700 ft / 213 m
Total Trip Gain: 4981 ft / 1518 m    Total Trip Loss: 5181 ft / 1579 m



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