Ascent of South Schell Peak on 2016-07-23
|Others in Party:||Amber Cavazos|
|Date:||Saturday, July 23, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||South Schell Peak|
| Elevation:||11736 ft / 3577 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFrom the north, the north ridge looked steep and challenging, but it really wasn't bad at all. There were a few opportunities for easy class 3, but all had class 2 bypasses for any who hadn't had enough class 2 throughout the day to that point.
Our route down was great and easy, hitting the road about 9,200. Alas, the ride was shuttling faster hikers down to our camp, so the couple people with me ended up walking down the road a bit until it came back up for us.
There is a significant stream crossing (Berry Creek), that limits which vehicles can get to that section of the road. If one can't drive across it, the hike down (or up) South Schell Peak is significantly longer.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||450 ft / 137 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||2911 ft / 887 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||3.2 mi / 5.2 km|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Open Country|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Gain on way in:||450 ft / 137 m|
| Distance:||0.4 mi / 0.6 km|
| Route:||North ridge|
| Start Trailhead:||North Saddle @ 3485m 11286 ft / 3439 m|
| Time:||1 Hours |
| Loss on way out:||2911 ft / 887 m|
| Distance:||2.8 mi / 4.5 km|
| Route:||Southwest ridge|
| End Trailhead:||Road @ 2690m 8825 ft / 2689 m|
| Time:||2 Hours |
|Ascent Part of Trip: 2016 Schell Traverse|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 4909 ft / 1496 m Total Trip Loss: 5156 ft / 1571 m
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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