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Ascent of South Suicide Peak on 2017-07-29

Climber: Sean Casey

Others in Party:Patricia Casey
Date:Saturday, July 29, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:South Suicide Peak
    Location:USA-Alaska
    Elevation:5005 ft / 1525 m

Ascent Trip Report

We started at the Falls Creek Trailhead and followed the trail up to an alpine lake. From there we gained the southeast ridge which we followed all the way to the summit. 3 hours and about 5000 vertical from the car. We continued down the northeast face -at first going to far north and having to traverse climbers left to find the trail- and then up the south ridge of North Suicide Peak. It only took another 1.5 hours and 1000' of elevation loss/gain to summit North Suicide. On the way back we found a goat trail that took us around the east side of South Suicide and saved us a couple hundred feet of elevation, although it did require some traversing to get back on the southeast ridge. Some easy 3rd class near the tops of both peaks. Its a pretty straightforward trail, although we were in a really thick could for most of it. 7.5 hours and 6800' total.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4913 ft / 1497 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4913 ft / 1497 m
    Distance:9.2 mi / 14.8 km
    Start Trailhead:Falls Creek Trailhead  92 ft / 28 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: North/South Suicide Peaks

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1South Suicide Peak2017-07-29 a4913 ft / 1497 m
2North Suicide Peak2017-07-29 b1850 ft / 564 m
Total Trip Gain: 6763 ft / 2061 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Sean Casey
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