Ascent of Black Elk Peak on 2012-06-23

Climber: Ryder Irvine

Others in Party:Greg Ranniger
Date:Saturday, June 23, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Black Elk Peak
    Location:USA-South Dakota
    Elevation:7231 ft / 2204 m

Ascent Trip Report

Came up via trail 9 (I think) and came back on trail 4, stopping and bagging "Little Devil" on the way down. Was surprised at how many people were at the top and on the trail. We started later than we would have liked to, but still had a good hike. Weather was hot, make sure and carry plenty of water. We had just enough for the total treck of 8.7 miles included Little Devil.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1724 ft / 526 m
    Elevation Loss:1724 ft / 526 m
    Distance:7.9 mi / 12.7 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear
Mid 80's, Humid
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1251 ft / 382 m
    Extra Loss:220 ft / 67 m
    Distance:3.6 mi / 5.8 km
    Trailhead:6200 ft / 1889 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1504 ft / 459 m
    Extra Gain:473 ft / 144 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 6.9 km
    Trailhead:6200 ft / 1889 m
    Time Down:1 Hours 20 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Harney Peak (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Black Elk Peak2012-06-23 A
2Little Devils Tower2012-06-23 B

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