Ascent of Borah Peak on 2012-08-27
|Others in Party:||Richard Hambrick|
|Date:||Monday, August 27, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||12662 ft / 3859 m|
Ascent Trip ReportMost trail reports focus on a technical section (during summer months, no ropes required, Class 3) called Chicken-Out Ridge or COR from about 11,300 to 11,600. I found this section pretty managable. Good handholds are everywhere and even if you go the wrong way (lots of false trails!), you can get back to the right section with just a little effort. I found the final push above COR, the last 1,000 of elevation, much more difficult. A steep grade and loose scree made this section a bear! One reviewer wore a helmet and I would second their recommendation, particularly on a busy climbing weekend. Only 5 people summitted on the day we did and 3 were our party so we were watching out for each other when we let loose rocks. It was still pretty hairy. Bring hiking poles as much for the steep dusty down as the hike up. One of my hiking partners gave me one of his poles after my third fall in this down climb.
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| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Cool, Very Windy, Clear|
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