Ascent of Peak 11240 on 2015-08-29

Climber: Kelsey Backen

Others in Party:Garrett Lyons
Date:Saturday, August 29, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Peak 11240
    Elevation:11240 ft / 3425 m

Ascent Trip Report

Followed ridge from Easley peak, over point 10,900'. The ridge between 10,900' and peak 11,240' was the most difficult and exposed (although you can avoid class 4 simply by staying below ridge and enduring large amounts of scree on serious incline). I elected to stay on the ridge and experienced some exposed, but fast ascent. After the traverse, the final ascent is class 3 and non-tecnical.

After summit we decided to decent to the SW along the SW ridge (can have class 4 if you stay on the ridge) to the saddle leading to the peak at 10901' which is the mountain I have been staring at for a few years while driving on HWY95. I thought this was Easley Peak, however it is unnamed. After making this summit we descended the huge gully to the N (or W of 11240) that drains into Prairie Campground. This was a super fun decent for this time of year as the water was low and we were treated to slot-canyon-esque descent. The most fun descent I've ever had. Ended up getting wet, which made the descent much quicker.

In total, our "Bolder Dash" took 8.5 hours and we were on top of 6 different peaks (3 of which are registered on peak bagger).
Summary Total Data
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb
    Weather:Very Windy
Ascent Statistics
    Route:ridge traverse from Easley
Descent Statistics
    Route:Drainage due west that leads to Prairie Campground
Ascent Part of Trip: Boulder Dash (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Cerro Ciento2015-08-29 
4Easley Peak2015-08-29 
5Peak 112402015-08-29 

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