Ascent of Suicide Rock on 2009-04-03

Climber: Derek Loranger

Others in Party:The Teacher
The Fisherman
Date:Friday, April 3, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Suicide Rock
    Elevation:7528 ft / 2294 m

Ascent Trip Report

I completed this trip with my bros. When we arrived, we all went on a hike to the top of Suicide Rock, which is a ~1,300 foot climb in about a mile and a half. As it is not maintained and there was a lot of snow on the trail, we actually lost the trail a few times. Consumed with summit fever, I led the group on, which consisted of The Teacher, McD, the Fisherman and McRonald. Almost to the point of turning around, we met a friendly hiker who told us that we were near the top and were on the right track. We carried on and made the summit of Suicide Rock, to be blown around by the high winds. Ready for warmth and food, we headed back down and only lost the trail a few more times.

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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1300 ft / 396 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Cross Country/Bushwhack
    Trailhead:6228 ft / 1898 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Cold, Very Windy, Partly Cloudy

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