Ascent of Granite Peak on 2017-06-06

Climber: Mat Brunton

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Granite Peak
    Elevation:6729 ft / 2050 m

Ascent Trip Report

Eska Falls non-motorized trail to alpine. ATV trail and open tundra to base. With little beta, the last few hundred feet (negotiating the ridge gendarmes) took a couple hours for me to figure out. I tried a few (up to low fifth class) routes that I turned back on. I did not get too far out onto the exposed and still snowy north face without crampons or axe. Hopefully the GPS track will help; it is the fourth class route that worked for me. Be mindful of rockfall if you are doing this route with others. The terrain is channeled and it's going to be an issue; wear a helmet and travel appropriately. The climbing is enjoyable, and while there is a lot of choss, there's a lot of fun granite. Don't underestimate how long it will take. Even if you are VERY fast and run the entirety of the maintained trail approach in and out, I'd expect it to take at least six hours. 8-12 hours is probably a good estimate for most parties. As the highest peak around, the views are incredible.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:Class 4
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Mat Brunton
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