Ascent of Bellfield Peak on 2016-09-20

Climber: user 1

Others in Party:Pierz N.
Vicky S. (Stayed behind)
Date:Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Bellfield Peak
    Elevation:2411 ft / 734 m

Ascent Trip Report

Our hike to the Pinnacle and Bellfield Peak was a last-minute alternative to Redmans Bluff, after members of the party decided against what looked like a long and tough bush-bash. The trail to the Pinnacle from Wonderland car park was incredibly busy, no doubt because it is the best known walk in the Grampians. Despite the well-work nature of the route, and the numerous young children climbing up, it was no walk in the park, and not lacking in interesting features, such as the "Grand Canyon" and the (not so) Silent Street. The Pinnacle, crowded as it was, was a nice, if windy, viewpoint after the decent climb, but we were eager to be off to visit Bellfield Peak. Standing 20m higher than the Pinnacle, its summit required a short and enjoyable bush-bash over rocky slabs, and was certainly devoid of any crowds. This was my favourite part of the hike, short as it was. Bellfield Peak climbed, we took an alternative loop around before rejoining the main trail back to the car park. We saw nobody on this trail - a welcome relief - and by the time we were on the main trail it seemed most people had already headed home. Bad weather was looming, so we got back to the car swiftly.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:YDS Class 1
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Part of Trip: The Pinnacle & Bellfield Peak

Complete Trip Sequence:
1The Pinnacle2016-09-20 a 
2Bellfield Peak2016-09-20 b 

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