Ascent of Heaven's Gate on 2017-08-22

Climber: Richard Hensley

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Heaven's Gate
    Elevation:8429 ft / 2569 m

Ascent Trip Report

Planned on She Devil and He Devil the next day. Walked up to lookout for some exercise and to discuss small fire smoldering low on Dry Diggins Ridge. Lookout said it had been there a week. But today was a bit windier, warmer, and less humid than previous days, and this fire was starting to grow. By next morning, it was reaching the ridgetop, and we decided not to do the climb. Just as well for me; I wanted the views, and you couldn't even see down to the west side of Hells Canyon.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:283 ft / 86 m
    Extra Gain:10 ft / 3 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:Trail 073
    Trailhead:Heavens Gate TH  8166 ft / 2488 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:clear; viz 10-15 smoke; warm; breezy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:10 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Richard Hensley
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