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Ascent of Judith Peak on 2015-05-08

Climber: Ryder Irvine

Date:Friday, May 8, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Judith Peak
    Location:USA-Montana
    Elevation:6400 ft / 1950 m

Ascent Trip Report

I came in from Giltedge Road, then up Maiden Canyon off of Hwy 200 from the east side of the mountain. Not a bad road, recent road work on Maiden Canyon made this part not bad. A few ruts at the beginning of Maiden canyon would be hard if the road was wet, high clearance best here. At the end of Maiden canyon, you come to a main road, take a right. Follow the main road past camp Maiden and then to the top. An air force station communications tower and various buildings sit on the top. Just before the top a main road forks to the right, you can take this to the top of Red Mountain.
Walked around the various graded areas and what looked somewhat natural to make sure I got the high point.
No views as it was actually snowing and low clouds this day.
I hit a few other peaks in the area as well.
I came out on the main Maiden road that comes in from the West off highway 191. I would recommend this road to anyone in a passenger car. It was newly graded at the top, and paved for a few miles at the bottom. There is a sign indicating Judith peak at the bottom of this road.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Breezy, White-out
30 degrees, snowing
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Maiden Canyon - Maiden Road
    Start Trailhead:Drive Up  
Descent Statistics
    Route:Maiden Road
    End Trailhead:Drive Up  



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