Ascent of Dirtybox Peak on 2017-04-09
|Date:||Sunday, April 9, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||4926 ft / 1501 m|
Ascent Trip Report10:55 TH
13:50 Arrive Dirtybox
14:30 Leave Dirtybox
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|
| 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|
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