Ascent of Bear Mountain on 2003-07-01

Climber: Michael Kelly

Date:Tuesday, July 1, 2003
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bear Mountain
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:10662 ft / 3249 m

Ascent Trip Report

Philmont Rayado Crew 619-RM-5

June 27: From Santa Claus (8500') down Bear Canyon to Cimarron River crossing (7200'), climb through Visto Grande and Upper Bench (8180'), continue southeast to 7350'. Climb Deer Lake Mesa and pass Devils Wash Basin (8600'). Take Ute Park Pass (8260') and continue west to Sawmill (9400').
June 28: Layover at Sawmill.
June 29: East down Sawmill Canyon to Ute Gulch (7900') then south to Window Rock (8300'), then further to Cimarroncito Reservoir (7720') and west to Cyphers Mine (9320').
June 30: Climbed to Thunder Ridge (10650'), down to a trail work site, back up to the ridge and back down to Cyphers Mine, then around to Lambert's Mine Camp (8940').
July 1: Follow trail up to Comanche Pass then east, bushwhacking to top of Bear Mountain. Then back to trail, follow to Black Mountain and descend to Black Mountain Camp (8960'). Downstream along the North Fork Urraca then south to Miners Park (8000').

Trip continues to Black Mountain.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:9602 ft / 2926 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:9602 ft / 2926 m
    Extra Loss:7880 ft / 2401 m
    Trailhead:Lambert Mine Camp  8940 ft / 2724 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Philmont Rayado (20 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Wilson Mesa-Point 86072003-06-21
2Wilson Mesa-Point 86072003-06-24
3Baldy Mountain2003-06-26
4Bear Mountain2003-07-01 1
5Black Mountain2003-07-01 2
6Trail Peak2003-07-02 1
7Bonita Peak2003-07-03 2
8South Red Hills Peak2003-07-03 3
9Mount Phillips2003-07-03 4
10Lookout Peak2003-07-07
11Rayado Peak2003-07-08

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