Ascent of Taft Peak on 2016-07-23

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Amber Cavazos
Kevin Humes
Susan Murphy
Richard Hensley
Al Sandorff
Rich Stephens
Correy Torres
Victor Torres
Date:Saturday, July 23, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Taft Peak
    Elevation:11706 ft / 3567 m

Ascent Trip Report

Probably because the distance traveled up to this point, Taft seemed harder and higher than we were expecting. That said, the terrain improved, and from the summit our final peak (South Schell Peak) looked fairly close (though intimidating with its steepness).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:601 ft / 182 m
    Total Elevation Loss:470 ft / 143 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 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:551 ft / 167 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:North ridge
    Start Trailhead:North Saddle @ 3400m  11155 ft / 3400 m
    Time:30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:470 ft / 143 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 420 ft / 128 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m
    Gain on way out:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:South ridge
    End Trailhead:South Saddle @ 3485m  11286 ft / 3439 m
    Time:0 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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