Ascent of Saddle Peak on 2011-03-07

Climber: Gustav Sexauer

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, March 7, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Ski Lift
Peak:Saddle Peak
    Elevation:9159 ft / 2791 m

Ascent Trip Report

Inch or two of new snow allowed me to get a longer ski day in and to hike Saddle Peak. A sunny day. Other hikers went out to the south peak. I skied straight towards the highway from the top but encountered some rocks with my skis. I skied mostly uncut down the main gully off the east face of the north peak. Consistently near knee deep!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:579 ft / 176 m
    Total Elevation Loss:140 ft / 42 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Skis, Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:579 ft / 176 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 439 ft / 134 m; Extra: 140 ft / 42m
    Loss on way in:140 ft / 42 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Route:Ridge Soth
    Start Trailhead:Schlasman's Chairlift  8720 ft / 2657 m
    Time:25 Minutes
Descent Statistics

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