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Ascent of Prospectors Mountain on 2014-08-16

Climber: Curtis Bowden

Others in Party:Dane
Joel
Katie
Maddie
Date:Saturday, August 16, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Prospectors Mountain
    Location:USA-Wyoming
    Elevation:11241 ft / 3426 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Tukuarika Peak 10988, we took the saddle between the two and made it to the first summit (we dubbed "Fool's Gold Peak") very quickly, and continued on to the next (true) summit in not much more time. Great views...very cool stuff. The Tetons are all laid out before you in stunning array...that Cathedral Group tho! Very chilly and getting dark, so we headed down after Snickers/Lara Bars/baby food the route that Ortenburg/Jackson call "the fastest and best descent route by far": the east ridge couloir. Keep going east from the summit til you hit it. If it looks too steep, its not that. Long ass couloir descent that went forever, but you do cut loads of time and a few miles of trail off...some loose stuff so be careful, but it never gets too steep, so there's that. Hit the creek, cross when appropriate, and find the trail on the other side. I've been looking at this peak for a while, so it was great to stand on the summit...and its almost better to stand in the valley looking up at it, remembering it!
Summary Total Data
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Scramble
Ascent Part of Trip: Tour de Open Canyon

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Hunt2014-08-16 
2Peak 109052014-08-16 
3Peak 109882014-08-16 
4Prospectors Mountain2014-08-16 



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