Ascent of South Mountain West on 2017-06-19

Climber: Keaton Reed

Date:Monday, June 19, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:South Mountain West
    Elevation:6597 ft / 2010 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started at the locked gate off the Mormon Trail road between Grantsville and Rush Valley. I jumped the gate, and went up to the fenceline, which I followed up to one of the ridges leading up to the peak. I followed the ridge up to the summit and then I took the dirt road back down to the trail head. It was sunset when I did this, and the colors of the clouds were pretty amazing as they hovered over the Stansbury Mountains. The views weren't actually too bad from the summit. I anticipated seeing a lot of pinyon and that was it, but I actually had good views of the Tooele Valley to the north and Rush Valley to the south. I also had a great view of the Stansburys. I could also see traffic for miles going up and down the Mormon Trail road.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1257 ft / 382 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1257 ft / 382 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.4 mi / 5.5 km
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1207 ft / 367 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1177 ft / 358 m; Extra: 30 ft / 9m
    Loss on way in:30 ft / 9 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Start Trailhead:5420 ft / 1652 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1227 ft / 373 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1177 ft / 358 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m
    Gain on way out:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3.1 km
    End Trailhead:5420 ft / 1652 m

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