Ascent of Heart Mountain on 2015-08-23

Climber: Johann Schelesnak

Others in Party:Ashleigh
Joe Carroll -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, August 23, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Carpool
Peak:Heart Mountain
    Elevation:7005 ft / 2135 m

Ascent Trip Report

Once we were over the Twin Towers crux, we stayed on the ridge towards Grant MacEwan peak and then continued to Heart Mountain. It is a nice ridge walk and the views were great. The trail is definitely busy though. We stopped for a snack on the summit and then descended the NW ridge, staying in chutes for practice whenever possible. The crux was a bit tricky for Ashleigh, since the rock was slippery from being used so much. Otherwise it was an easy stroll down.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:489 ft / 149 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2917 ft / 888 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.4 mi / 5.5 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:489 ft / 149 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 148 ft / 45 m; Extra: 341 ft / 103m
    Loss on way in:341 ft / 103 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 2 km
    Route:Col between Mt. Grant MacEwan & Twin Towers
    Start Trailhead:Col between Grant MacEwan Peak & Twin Tower West  6857 ft / 2090 m
    Time:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2576 ft / 785 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Route:NW Ridge
    End Trailhead:Heart Creek Parking Lot  4429 ft / 1349 m
    Time:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Three Mountains

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Grant MacEwan Peak2015-08-232625 ft / 800 m
2Twin Towers2015-08-231443 ft / 440 m
3Heart Mountain2015-08-23489 ft / 149 m
Total Trip Gain: 4557 ft / 1389 m    Total Trip Loss: 4557 ft / 1389 m

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