Ascent of Muddy Peak on 2012-04-07

Climber: BMS 914

Others in Party:Brett Sapowith
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, April 7, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Muddy Peak
    Elevation:5387 ft / 1641 m

Ascent Trip Report

Route from West End Wash off NPS 92 (aka Southern Route). The drive in with my 2WD truck was difficult and we barely made it. The wash is sandy in places and we got stuck once. We ended up in the incorrect wash, adding about a mile each way to the approach hike. The hiking route, listed as Class 2 by others, had lots of sandy wash and some light to moderate Class 3 climbing, which proved problematic with my left arm in a sling. We got off-route near the summit and added extra distance to the hike. Had I been able to climb, this route would have been passable with some fairly simple light Class 5 climbing, but instead required a long and difficult backtrack. As it was we finished well after nightfall with headlamps and reliant on GPS to find the truck.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3261 ft / 993 m
    Distance:14.2 mi / 22.9 km
    Route:South Ridge
    Trailhead:Wash  2126 ft / 648 m
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Clear, warm day
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:6 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:5 Hours 8 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by BMS 914
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