Ascent of Currant Mountain on 2012-06-23
|Others in Party:||BMS 914|
|Date:||Saturday, June 23, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||11513 ft / 3509 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWOW! This was a killer hike (thanks to the traverse between Currant and Duckwater)!
Looking down to the north from Currant Mountain is an awe-inspiring sight. If not for hearing from others such as Harlan Stockman that they had done a traverse north to Duckwater Peak, I might have concluded it was impossible. To go north, we initially headed south to descend onto the west side of the ridge. This was all dangerous loose scree on very steep slopes. Somehow we managed to regain the ridge at the pass north of peak 11413. From there it was mostly good terrain to the pass just south of Duckwater Peak. The one exception was going over the top of peak 11154 where there was some easy class 3 crossing a knife-edge ridge with great exposure on both sided.
Descending from the pass south of Duckwater, the first few hundred feet were very steep over loose terrain, but after that, the route became quite good. I'd recommend it, especially for an ascent of only Duckwater Peak.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1203 ft / 366 m|
| Elevation Loss:||4163 ft / 1268 m|
| Distance:||6.3 mi / 10.1 km|
| Quality:||9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble, Exposed Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Elevation Gain:||703 ft / 214 m|
| Extra Loss:||550 ft / 167 m|
| Distance:||1.2 mi / 1.9 km|
| Route:||South ridge|
| Trailhead:||White Pine Peak 11360 11360 ft / 3462 m|
| Time Up:||1 Hours 30 Minutes|
| Elevation Loss:||3613 ft / 1101 m|
| Extra Gain:||500 ft / 152 m|
| Distance:||5.1 mi / 8.2 km|
| Route:||North ridge|
| Trailhead:||Road NE of Currant Mtn @ 8400 8400 ft / 2560 m|
| Time Down:||7 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: 2012 Currant Mtn|
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