Ascent of Granite Peak on 2014-11-16

Climber: Sam Grant

Others in Party:Ben Stokes <10474>
Greg Jagielski
Frank Nederhand
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, November 16, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Granite Peak
    Elevation:9580 ft / 2919 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a tough hike even to get to the benchmark, despite the Milford Needle. We went into this one prepared for an attempt on the Milford Needle but knew everything would have to go unbelievably smooth to make that happen. It was not the smoothest of hikes up to Granite Peak. It is a very rugged area and we were forced to be very deliberate in our route up to the top. There was a fair amount of standing around examining the area before proceeding and even then the going was slow due to the thick ground cover, the extensive bushwhacking, sections of scrambling, and a fair amount of snow to deal with. Nevertheless we reached the summit of Granite Peak in a little over 4 hours. But by then we were very short on time as we needed to be back in Delta by 4 pm. That coupled with the extremely cold temperatures on the summit ridge (likely negative 20 F with wind chill) we headed back down chalking this one up to an excellent recon hike for when we come back next time.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3555 ft / 1082 m
    Total Elevation Loss:166 ft / 50 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.3 mi / 10.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Weather:Frigid, Windy, Clear
With wind temps were subzero most of the day.
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3389 ft / 1032 m
    Distance:3.9 mi / 6.3 km
    Route:Ranch Canyon
    Start Trailhead:6191 ft / 1887 m
    Time:4 Hours 8 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:166 ft / 50 m
    Gain on way out:166 ft / 50 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.8 km
    Time:1 Hours 48 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Sam Grant
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