Ascent of Katsuk Peak on 2017-08-05

Climber: Fred Newman

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, August 5, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Katsuk Peak
    Elevation:8680 ft / 2645 m

Ascent Trip Report

Gaining the summit from W side was easy. I really screwed up the descent. I believe I ended up going too far south down a gully and making some questionable sketchy downclimb moves to reach a saddle between the main summit block and a gendarme to the south. Then from that saddle an even more questionable decision to dig out all the loose stuff where I was stemming and then downclimb into a shitty gully. I swear there must be an easier way more directly on the ridge because once I got down that gully, around the corner, and then turned uphill I found a more serviceable path.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:450 ft / 137 m
    Route Conditions:
Exposed Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:450 ft / 137 m
    Start Trailhead:8230 ft / 2508 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Ragged Ridge (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Kitling Peak2017-08-05 b4600 ft / 1402 m
2Cub Peak2017-08-05 a685 ft / 209 m
3Mesahchie Peak2017-08-05 c1100 ft / 335 m
4Katsuk Peak2017-08-05 d450 ft / 137 m
5Kimtah Peak2017-08-05 e1000 ft / 305 m
6Cosho Peak2017-08-06 a550 ft / 168 m
7Red Mountain2017-08-06 b1000 ft / 305 m
Total Trip Gain: 9385 ft / 2861 m    Total Trip Loss: 300 ft / 91 m

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