Ascent of Red Peak on 2010-08-21

Climber: Tim Berger

Others in Party:Dave Sendek
Date:Saturday, August 21, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Red Peak
    Elevation:9307 ft / 2836 m

Ascent Trip Report

Accessed from Van Vleck TH, Red Peak trail to Lake #3, then climbed west buttress to summit ridge, north to summit. 70 minutes from Lake #3. Descended NNE from summit along ridge line, stayed right through scrub forest, maintaining ridge top to first peaklet north of Silver peak, contoured to right (east) around base of ridge to east base of Silver Peak.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2850 ft / 868 m
    Elevation Loss:670 ft / 204 m
    Distance:7.1 mi / 11.4 km
    Grade/Class:Class III
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
49 to 55 degrees, changing
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2850 ft / 868 m
    Distance:6.8 mi / 10.9 km
    Route:Red Pk trail
    Trailhead:Van Vleck TH  6457 ft / 1968 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:670 ft / 204 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:N ridge
    Trailhead:col with Silver Peak  8637 ft / 2632 m
    Time Down:30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: N Crystal Range Traverse (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Red Peak2010-08-21
2Silver Peak2010-08-21
3McConnell Peak2010-08-21
4Tells Peak2010-08-21

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