Ascent of Mount Mills on 2017-06-27

Climber: James Barlow

Others in Party:Keith Christensen
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Mills
    Elevation:13451 ft / 4099 m

Ascent Trip Report

Steep couloir that we believe was made easier by the snow based on other trip reports of loose rock and a crux chockstone. This is not a peak for the faint of heart. Wear a helmet or risk rockfall death. GPS track is from camp to the summit only. Snow cups on the flatter terrain made for less than enjoyable hiking on the approach. Once on the ridge above the couloir, it is pleasant class 2 to very easy 3 to the summit plateau. We would recommend future parties do this couloir in good snow conditions to significantly decrease the risk of rockfall danger. Pics
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Legendary Long Beach peakbagger Keith Christensen makes his way along the summit ridge of Mt Mills as Mt Abbot dominates the skyline directly behind him (2017-06-27). Photo by James Barlow.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3251 ft / 990 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles, Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3251 ft / 990 m
    Route:East Couloir
    Start Trailhead:10200 ft / 3108 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Rock Creek '17 (3 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Mills2017-06-27 a3251 ft / 991 m
2Mount Abbot2017-06-27 b1104 ft / 336 m
3Mount Dade2017-06-283060 ft / 933 m
4Bear Creek Spire2017-06-292520 ft / 768 m
Total Trip Gain: 9935 ft / 3028 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by James Barlow
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Note: GPS Tracks may not be accurate, and may not show the best route. Do not follow this route blindly. Conditions change frequently. Use of a GPS unit in the outdoors, even with a pre-loaded track, is no substitute for experience and good judgment. accepts NO responsibility or liability from use of this data.

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