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Ascent of Bell Mountain on 2012-07-29

Climber: Caleb Morris

Others in Party:Troy Baker
Steven Shipman
Date:Sunday, July 29, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bell Mountain
    Location:USA-Idaho
    Elevation:11612 ft / 3539 m

Ascent Trip Report

Our final day of climbing in central Idaho was to tackle this most interesting of Lemhi peaks. We camped near the cabin as this was the only location in the canyon with water, the rest of the stream bed was bone dry. We opted for a predawn start of 4am and made the ridge a couple hours later using Dennis' directions. The climb up the summit Bell was probably the most enjoyable climb I have done to date. Downclimbing the ridge back into the canyon however was fairly awful. Thanks to Troy and Steven for joining me on this three day jaunt to Idaho.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4200 ft / 1280 m
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4200 ft / 1280 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Basinger Canyon
    Trailhead:Ruined cabin  7412 ft / 2259 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km



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