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Ascent of Mickey's Spire on 2015-09-30

Climber: Kelsey Backen

Others in Party:Brian Olson
Date:Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mickey's Spire
    Location:USA-Idaho
    Elevation:10680 ft / 3255 m

Ascent Trip Report

We left Thompson Pk and took the eastern ridge to the saddle and then up to the fin like projections. The challenge was knowing which one of the fins was the tallest. After unsuccessfully trying to climb up and over the fins to stay on the ridge and ensure that I hit the summit, Brian and I consulted our phones and determined it was the furthest hump to the SW. The Peakbagger map has it right on the connecting ridge from Thompson, but it did not seem correct, so we scrambled over there. There was a small rock cairn on top, so I assume we weren't the only ones to think it was the highest.

For what it's worth, I felt that this summit was much more technical and dangerous than Thompson.

On to the tertiary objective: Carter
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:Potential class 4
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
Ascent Statistics
    Route:From Thompson
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Thompson, Mickey, and Carter

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Thompson Peak2015-09-304191 ft / 1277 m
2Mickey's Spire2015-09-30 
3Mount Carter2015-09-30 
Total Trip Gain: 4191 ft / 1277 m



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