Ascent to Mount Siyeh-South Slope on 2007-08-15

Climber: Greg Slayden

Other People:Solo Ascent
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 Report

I 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
    Total 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
Ascent Statistics
    Time:4 Hours 5 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 45 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Greg Slayden
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