Ascent of Funeral Mountains Wilderness High Point on 2015-02-20

Climber: Dan Baxter

Others in Party:Dennis Poulin -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, February 20, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Funeral Mountains Wilderness High Point
    Elevation:5320 ft / 1621 m

Ascent Trip Report

Dennis Poulin gives a good trip report. I might only add that in retrospect we ASCENDED via our return gully as well. Although there is some loose scree in the upper half it would still be quicker and safer than the SW ridge we used to ascend.
On our ascent ther were some places where I had to hold onto rock that had fracture lines in it and it was at risk for sudden giving way. Also, we did some traverses on steep slopes where there was risk of uncontrolled descent should a foot step give way.

There is a summit cairn with a register placed by John Vitz in 2007
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2420 ft / 737 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2420 ft / 737 m
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2390 ft / 728 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2280 ft / 695 m; Extra: 110 ft / 33m
    Loss on way in:110 ft / 33 m
    Distance:3.6 mi / 5.8 km
    Start Trailhead:Abandoned trailer park  3040 ft / 926 m
    Time:4 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2310 ft / 704 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2280 ft / 695 m; Extra: 30 ft / 9m
    Gain on way out:30 ft / 9 m
    End Trailhead:Abandoned trailer park  3040 ft / 926 m
    Time:2 Hours 41 Minutes

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