Ascent of Vinegar Hill on 2017-09-27

Climber: Michael Wanberg

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Vinegar Hill
    Elevation:8120 ft / 2474 m

Ascent Trip Report

I climbed direct (semi-open bushwack w/scramble) from SSE to the southern summit, then along ridgeline.

There were quite a few ladybugs along the rocky ridgeline, and I saw a small herd of Pronghorn as I was descending from the summit. There were also cougar and bear tracks in the snow.

Endpoint is saddle with NE summit.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1793 ft / 546 m
    Total Elevation Loss:620 ft / 188 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1793 ft / 546 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1693 ft / 516 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:south ridge
    Start Trailhead:6427 ft / 1958 m
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:520 ft / 158 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    End Trailhead:7600 ft / 2316 m
Ascent Part of Trip: 2017-09-27 Vinegar (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Vinegar Hill South2017-09-27 b 
2Vinegar Hill2017-09-27 c1793 ft / 547 m
3Vinegar Hill Northeast2017-09-27 d526 ft / 160 m
Total Trip Gain: 2319 ft / 707 m    Total Trip Loss: 2346 ft / 715 m

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