Ascent of Zimmer Ridge on 2017-01-21

Climber: Craig Johnson

Date:Saturday, January 21, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Zimmer Ridge
    Location:USA-South Dakota
    Elevation:6600 ft / 2011 m

Ascent Trip Report

We took the Reno Gulch Road West out of Hill City. Then South on 387.1B. Didn't get too far on snowy road. Walked to turnoff with 387.1E. Then snowshoed from turnoff to top of peak and back. It was very steep for the last half mile or so, we switchbacked up, making a nice snowshoe track. Very slow progress on the climb - two and a half hours. Downed trees were not bad, but occasionally annoying. Was nice to have the snowshoes with deep snow in places and snowdrifts. Due to late start, didn't make top until 4pm, then was fully dark by the time we got back to the car. This could have been skied with climbing skins and would have made for a quick trip back down. Nice views.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 21 Minutes

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