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Ascent of Dirtybox Peak on 2017-04-09

Climber: Evan Battaglia

Date:Sunday, April 9, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Dirtybox Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:4926 ft / 1501 m

Ascent Trip Report

10:55 TH
12:55 Mailbox
13:50 Arrive Dirtybox
14:30 Leave Dirtybox
15:10 Mailbox
17:45 TH

Followed footsteps left by someone I saw near the summit over from Mailbox. Two very short 15ft sections of class 3/4. Otherwise mostly tree-dodging and nice ridge walking (were it not for the postholing). Should have brought crampons and microspikes, as it was quite slippery in parts. Slipped in the forest just under Dirtybox a couple times! Brought snowshoes but did not use... snow balled up and made the crampons on them useless. The trails to and from Mailbox were slippery too.

Took new trail down, heavily using poles. My knees felt great at the bottom. Using the poles is tedious however and my hands were nearly blistered.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:206 ft / 62 m
    Total Elevation Loss:121 ft / 36 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:206 ft / 62 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 85 ft / 26 m; Extra: 121 ft / 36m
    Loss on way in:121 ft / 36 m
    Route:Traverse from Mailbox
    Start Trailhead:4841 ft / 1475 m
Descent Statistics



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