Ascent to Mount Siyeh-South Slope on 2007-08-15
|Date:||Wednesday, August 15, 2007|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
|Point Reached:||Mount Siyeh - South Slope|
| Elevation:||8560 ft / 2609 m|
| Remaining Elevation:||1454 ft / 443 m (35% left to go)|
Ascent Trip ReportI tried to follow the direction in Edwards's guidebook but stayed on the trail too long and climbed up a dry cascade gully too far to the east. The gully I climbed was fun class-3 climbing on solid rock, since the occasional water coming down has washed away all the loose rock. However, my gully came to an end at a sheer wall that I could not climb, so I had to retreat.
I had an old-style GPS unit with me, but it had no topo basemap for reference. Plotting my GPS track later on the map made it clear that I definitely was heading right for a cliff. Don't follow my route!
Still a nice day in the mountains with great weather. I was a bit nervous about grizzlies since I was hiking solo, but I did not see any.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||2710 ft / 826 m|
| Trailhead:||Siyeh Bend 5850 ft / 1783 m|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble|
| Weather:||Hot, Calm, Clear|
| Time Up:||4 Hours 5 Minutes|
| Time Down:||2 Hours 45 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Greg Slayden
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