Ascent of North Schell Peak on 2016-07-23

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Amber Cavazos
Kevin Humes
Susan Murphy
Richard Hensley
Al Sandorff
Rich Stephens -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Correy Torres
Victor Torres
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, July 23, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:North Schell Peak
    Elevation:11883 ft / 3621 m

Ascent Trip Report

The road to the trailhead gets rough the last half mile or so, but even that is passable for passenger cars. The route up taking the large clockwise gully is straightforward and on decent terrain- there is faint trail for maybe half the ascent.

If you are hiking south from the summit, I recommend going over the southern sub-peak rather than around it- I went around it but the terrain was so bad that the folks who went over the top beat me to the far side.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2844 ft / 866 m
    Total Elevation Loss:777 ft / 236 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.8 mi / 6.1 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2844 ft / 866 m
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Route:From Timber Creek
    Start Trailhead:North Schell trailhead  9039 ft / 2755 m
    Time:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:777 ft / 236 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:South ridge
    End Trailhead:South Saddle @ 3385m  11106 ft / 3385 m
    Time:45 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: 2016 Schell Traverse

Complete Trip Sequence:
1North Schell Peak2016-07-23 a2844 ft / 867 m
2Schell Creek Peak 35952016-07-23 b739 ft / 225 m
3Schell Creek Peak 35192016-07-23 c275 ft / 84 m
4Taft Peak2016-07-23 d601 ft / 183 m
5South Schell Peak2016-07-23 e450 ft / 137 m
Total Trip Gain: 4909 ft / 1496 m    Total Trip Loss: 5156 ft / 1571 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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