Ascent of Bar C Peak on 2010-07-20

Climber: Edward Earl

Date:Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Bar C Peak
    Elevation:8572 ft / 2612 m

Ascent Trip Report

Follow the road instructions to my ascent of Sullivan Hill and then continue S along the same road. Continuing in the same mileages system, at mile 23.0 the road condition worsens upon descent into a river valley. At mile 24.2 I crossed the Powder River, with a sign indicating the Powder River CG on the L. For the next mile the road condition is quite a challenge - very rocky and rutted, and a vehicle without high clearance would probably get stuck. The final road obstacle is at mile 25.1, after which point the road becomes much smoother and any vehicle that can make it past this point will make it the rest of the way. At mile 27.1 the road makes a sharp R turn across a drainage. At 28.5 miles I parked where the road tops out on the W side of section 11.

I hiked E up the brushy slope, the crest of which is guarded by some limestone cliffs. I bypassed these on the L, then headed across the top of the ridge to point 8572, which is itself a rock outcrop. Though 8572 competes with 8560+ ~0.2 mile to its SE, only 8560+ has any chance of being the Washakie county prom point, because 8572 cannot have enough prominence to beat some of the other candidates. Nevertheless, I bagged 8572 just to be sure of getting the hill's prominence, even if it can't get the county prominence. I continued across open sagebrush to point 8560+, which is gentle and open and its surface is a few smooth rock slabs.

It is difficult to tell by eye which summit is higher. If 8572 can be shown to be higher, the entire hill would be eliminated from contention for the Washakie county prominence.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:442 ft / 134 m
    Extra Gain:70 ft / 21 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Trailhead:Hazelton Rd  8270 ft / 2520 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:20 Minutes

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