Ascent of Hardscrabble Peak on 2012-03-09

Climber: alex slader

Date:Friday, March 9, 2012
Ascent Type:No Summit Goal
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Snowmobile
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Hardscrabble Peak
    Elevation:9200 ft / 2804 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at gate 2 as the road has miraculously been maintained all winter. hiked from the lot there to just before elf lake, then started north up a gully towards what i understand to be arrowhead peak (not hardscrabble, one north). two dudes on sleds saw me in the gully and practically insisted i take a ride up. who the hell would say no? so they shot me up a good 500 vertical or so, and i was on top of the ridge, looking down into frazier. i hiked east up a face that straddled frazier and hardscrabble bowls. dug a pit near top, barely got a column isolated and the whole top layer sheared off, maybe a Q2. I ripped a chute down, and grabbed my pack stashed on the ridge. Rode some very nice corn in the gully, and cruised all the way back to the road. walked the several miles back to car.
Summary Total Data
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Very Windy, Clear
mustve reached 45-50 degrees
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:followed the road, hiked the gully
    Time Up:3 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Time Down:1 Hours 30 Minutes

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