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Ascent of Mount Mellenthin on 2017-09-27

Climber: Kelsey Backen

Others in Party:Lyons
Garrett
Date:Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Motorcycle
Peak:Mount Mellenthin
    Location:USA-Utah
    Elevation:12645 ft / 3854 m

Ascent Trip Report

Rode the motorcycles in from Moab, over Geyser Pass, taking 0129 a little less than a mile until the road takes a hard turn to the east. As this point (around 10,440) we ditched the motorcycles and began hiking SW to where the scree field cuts to the north west from Mount Mellenthin. From here is is a straight forward scree walk on mostly stable talus. It got a little more exciting when a decent snow storm came in from the SE, limiting visibility and making the scree 100% more difficult to walk on. From here my hiking partner (Garrett Lyons) and I parted ways, as I was going to continue on to my main objective (Mt. Peale).
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:3
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Weather:Cold, Snowy, Windy
Ascent Part of Trip: La Sal Smash

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Mellenthin2017-09-27 
2Mount Laurel2017-09-27 
3Mount Peale2017-09-27 



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