Ascent of McConnell Peak on 2010-08-21

Climber: Tim Berger

Others in Party:Dave Sendek
Date:Saturday, August 21, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:McConnell Peak
    Elevation:9099 ft / 2773 m

Ascent Trip Report

Accessed from col with Silver Peak to north. Simply followed ridge line back up to summit ridge, which is wide and sandy..seemingly broad enough to land a small plane! Reached register box and summit rock pile at north end of ridge, though true summit is disputed with small pile of rocks a short distance farther north and slightly east. Summit register similar to Silver in date and entries. Three Pete Yamata entries found. Exited to the north, descending from summit through trees NW of summit, and circling east to find ridge with Tells Peak. Faint use trails occasionally found.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:439 ft / 134 m
    Elevation Loss:479 ft / 146 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3.5
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Occasional corn snow and rain showers
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:439 ft / 134 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:south ridge line from Silver
    Trailhead:col with Silver Peak  8660 ft / 2639 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:479 ft / 146 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:north ridge line to Tells
    Trailhead:col with Tells Peak  8620 ft / 2627 m
    Time Down:45 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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