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Ascent of Rock Creek Butte on 2017-09-04

Climber: Michael Wanberg

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, September 4, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Rock Creek Butte
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:9106 ft / 2775 m

Ascent Trip Report

A pre-dawn start (4:45a) from Twin Lakes, on the summit for the spectacular sunrise through the smoke. It was worth the coughs!

I surpassed the 1M' VG threshold 'for sure' on this peak!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1856 ft / 564 m
    Total Elevation Loss:8650 ft / 2636 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy
smoky
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1656 ft / 504 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1406 ft / 429 m; Extra: 250 ft / 76m
    Loss on way in:250 ft / 76 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:SSE ridge
    Start Trailhead:Twin Lakes  7700 ft / 2346 m
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:8400 ft / 2560 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 8200 ft / 2499 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m
    Gain on way out:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:SSE ridge
    End Trailhead:saddle above Twin Lakes  906 ft / 276 m
    Time:45 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: 2017-09 Elkhorns (3 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Ireland2017-09-012360 ft / 719 m
2Ireland-Baldy Peak2017-09-02 a422 ft / 129 m
3Crown Point2017-09-02 b616 ft / 188 m
4Columbia Hill2017-09-02 c1597 ft / 487 m
6Bucket-Rock Peak2017-09-03 a2534 ft / 772 m
7Twin Lakes2017-09-03 b50 ft / 15 m
8Rock Creek Butte2017-09-04 a1856 ft / 566 m
9Elkhorn Peak2017-09-04 b981 ft / 299 m
Total Trip Gain: 10416 ft / 3175 m    Total Trip Loss: 13920 ft / 4242 m



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