Ascent of Pfeifferhorn on 2000-07-14

Climber: James Barlow

Others in Party:Duane Poslusny
Daniel Dolan
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, July 14, 2000
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:11326 ft / 3452 m

Ascent Trip Report

Second time doing the Beatout hike from White/Red Pine Trailhead to Bells Canyon Trailhead. This time was with Duane and Dan. We made short work of the ascent of Red Pine Canyon to Upper Red Pine Lake. The cross country up to the Pfeifferhorn was fun as usual. The ridge is quite easy later in the season like this as it is high and dry. The route is just along the ridge top from Pfeifferhorn to 11,137. After 11,137, the route ascends to South Thunder Mtn with an optional ascent of Chipman Pk. We opted to skip Chipman as Duane was feeling a bit under the weather. As we descended South Thunder, we took the ridge to the northwest, with the intent of ascending Bells Cleaver. Sadly, as we headed down, I started to feel a bit off. We skipped Bells Cleaver, and headed for the lake instead. The trail is getting easier to follow down Bells Canyon. Below the bridge, the trail is plain as day and easy to follow all the way back to the cul de sac in the neighborhood that we always use as a trailhead.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3622 ft / 1103 m
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3622 ft / 1103 m
    Route:Beatout Hike
    Start Trailhead:7704 ft / 2348 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Beatout 2000

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Pfeifferhorn2000-07-14 a3622 ft / 1104 m
2Peak 111372000-07-14 b177 ft / 54 m
3South Thunder Mountain2000-07-14 c1174 ft / 358 m
Total Trip Gain: 4973 ft / 1516 m    Total Trip Loss: 500 ft / 152 m

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