Ascent of Heart Mountain on 2017-07-07

Climber: Jan Triska

Others in Party:Brad Lawson
Date:Friday, July 7, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Heart Mountain
    Elevation:7005 ft / 2135 m

Ascent Trip Report

Went up the scrambling route to the true summit of Heart Mountain, continued on the ridge line towards the Two Towers in hopes of finding a connection. We were stopped by a significant notch in the ridge which would have required some rock climbing or rappel. Not having a rope with us, Brad and I decided to bail, at this point...but not before spending about 1 hr exploring alternate route options.
We continued via the 'horseshoe' and thus descended via the other ridge of Heart. With the hike out along the hydro line, it ended up being a fairly big day, some 6 hrs 20 minutes, including the scrambling around on the aforementioned ridge. A fun day and I learned a thing or two about this area.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2871 ft / 875 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2871 ft / 875 m
    Route:N Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Hwy 1 - Heart Creek parking lot  4134 ft / 1260 m
Descent Statistics

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