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Ascent of China Cap on 2014-10-11

Climber: Caleb Morris

Others in Party:Troy Baker
Date:Saturday, October 11, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:China Cap
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:8656 ft / 2638 m

Ascent Trip Report

A fairly quick hike up from Buck Creek TH to the saddle with Burger Butte, then climbed the south ridge. Fortunately no hunters at the campground, and none up the trail. Summit was shrouded in clouds so views were minimal. We traversed the ridge to Burger Butte and got caught in a downpour just as we reached the summit of that mountain. A long wet hike out in constant rain.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3200 ft / 975 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.3 mi / 13.4 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Raining, Pleasant, Calm, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3200 ft / 975 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 6.9 km
    Route:Buck Creek TH
    Start Trailhead:5456 ft / 1662 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km



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