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Ascent of Delano Peak on 2010-08-10

Climber: Anthony Wilkinson

Others in Party:Blake Hanson
Date:Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Delano Peak
    Location:USA-Utah
    Elevation:12169 ft / 3709 m

Ascent Trip Report

Interesting trip as we did this as a night hike. We did the route on a clear night with a new moon, so the only light was starlight. I would recommend using a good high-power headlamp and a mapping GPS if you do the same, in the daylight the route would be very easy to follow.

Some scrambling is required on the route if you stay at the very ridgeline, but buttresses can be bypassed easily. The route is across open country, with low alpine grass and rocky areas, but no boulder fields.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1605 ft / 488 m
    Extra Gain:448 ft / 136 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route:Delano Peak NW Ridgeline
    Trailhead:Paiute Trail Pass above Mud Lake  11460 ft / 3493 m
    Grade/Class:2
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Windy, Clear
Night hike, new moon, clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 



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