Ascent of Big Horn on 2018-06-27

Climber: Dan Robrecht

Date:Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Big Horn
    Elevation:10877 ft / 3315 m

Ascent Trip Report

See N Thunder report for my GPS route.

The trip over from S Thunder to Big Horn is quite straightforward. There is even a bit of a trail up it, S of the Ridgeline. I enjoyed the little meadow that sits at the saddle to the East, and made my way S of the first hill between the two mountains.

Going down Big Horn to the W I was very careful after reading on Summitpost that this is the crux of the Hematoma Quad. There were 2 or 3 places I had to drop down to the N to get around pinnacles. I tried going S once and immediately ran into the high, impassable cliffs there. I often found myself dropping into slots between rocks or even through small "caves", as this felt like a more protected way down the steep slopes to get around the pinnacles. While exposure is high, I never felt like I had to do anything unsafe. Overall a fun route.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Hematoma Quad (Coalpit gulch)
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Hematoma Quad

Complete Trip Sequence:
1North Thunder Mountain2018-06-27 
2South Thunder Mountain2018-06-27 
3Big Horn2018-06-27 
4Lone Peak-South Peak2018-06-27 
5Lone Peak2018-06-27 

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