Ascent of Blacktop Peak on 2014-08-30

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, August 30, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Blacktop Peak
    Elevation:12720 ft / 3877 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Gem lake, I hiked up the trail about 1.6 miles, passing Crest Creek along the way, then went cross country up a meadow to upper Crest Creek. I followed the creek to its end at a lake, then went up to the saddle located east of the summit, then followed the southeast/east ridge to the top. The entire route is class 1 except that the last 600-700 feet is class 2. In addition, I could not locate a summit register. Also, the GPS track and trip stats are from from Gem Lake.

Please see my 08-29-2014 Donohue Peak trip report for additional trip stats and details.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3900 ft / 1188 m
    Extra Gain:300 ft / 91 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.6 mi / 15.4 km
    Route:Southeast/east ridge
    Trailhead:Gem Lake  9420 ft / 2871 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1, 2 at top
Ascent Statistics
    Time:4 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Greg Gerlach
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