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Ascent of Galena Peak on 2015-07-04

Climber: Kelsey Backen

Date:Saturday, July 4, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Galena Peak
    Location:USA-Idaho
    Elevation:11153 ft / 3399 m

Ascent Trip Report

Followed Senate Creek road to where it terminates a the bottom of the valley SW of Galena Peak (not Senate Creek drainage) around 8000' elevation topo. Hiked NE and made ridge containing USMM 1 9090'. This ridge heads mainly E to the main ridge of the mountain range. Once the main ridge is gained it is a quick hike NE to Galena Peak. This is a great hike to take someone new to peak bagging. The elevation gain is intense (3K' in 2 miles) but the risk is low.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:Class 2/3
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Hot, Breezy
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Senate Creek Rd, gain western ridge, ridge hike
Descent Statistics
    Route:opposite



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