Ascent of Froze to Death Plateau on 2016-08-10

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Mike Waltz
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Froze to Death Plateau
    Elevation:11792 ft / 3594 m

Ascent Trip Report

How embarrassing. On the way down, I planned to hike up the Froze to Death Mountain as another peakbag point but all the nubs of talus look the same and I accidently hiked up this point for the second time on the trip but this time from another bearing. There was time to hike the actual mountain but it would separate me to far from my dropped backpack and separate me from my hiking partner Mike too long plus I lost my glove in the scramble, so I retuned to my pack and my partner having climbed this point twice on the trip and never actually topping Froze to Death Mountain during the backpacking trip. We had spent a very cold night on the mountain about 30F with some strong winds that had collapsed our tents during the night making it hard to sleep and since we were not going to be able to get Granite we headed all the way back down to the car at Mystic Lake.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1002 ft / 304 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5652 ft / 1722 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.5 mi / 15.3 km
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:3 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
50Fto 75F at mystic lake end
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:632 ft / 192 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 592 ft / 181 m; Extra: 40 ft / 12m
    Loss on way in:40 ft / 12 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:rock hopping and scramble
    Start Trailhead:FTP saddle  11200 ft / 3413 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:5612 ft / 1710 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 5242 ft / 1598 m; Extra: 370 ft / 112m
    Gain on way out:370 ft / 112 m
    Distance:8.5 mi / 13.7 km
    Route:open country across FTP to west rosebud trail
    End Trailhead:Mystic Lake West Rosebud TH  6550 ft / 1996 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Granite

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Froze to Death Plateau2016-08-09 a5702 ft / 1738 m
2Tempest Mountain2016-08-09 b1909 ft / 582 m
3(Attempt) Granite Peak2016-08-10 a 
4Tempest Mountain2016-08-10 b1099 ft / 335 m
5Froze to Death Plateau2016-08-10 c1002 ft / 305 m
Total Trip Gain: 9712 ft / 2960 m    Total Trip Loss: 9712 ft / 2961 m

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