Ascent of Troy Peak on 2012-09-23

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:BMS 914 -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Joel Brewster
Anji Cerney
Anji Cerney
Collin Kamholz -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Susan Murphy
Jeff Casey
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, September 23, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Troy Peak
    Elevation:11298 ft / 3443 m

Ascent Trip Report

We were expecting to start at the wilderness boundary at about 7600', but the road was in really bad shape, and we felt fortunate making it to 6440'.

There was mild bushwhacking from about 8100'-8600'. At 8600' the terrain opened up, both figuratively and literally. From that point the summit was about 2700' above us, but only a mile away! This was one of the steepest hikes I've done. Surprisingly there was little class 3 rock scrambling. That said, the ridge became knife-edge like in places and that was fun even though it was only class 1-2. While much of the terrain was relatively loose, it did not feel dangerous (which is surprising given the steepness).

The views from the summit were absolutely breathtaking.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4858 ft / 1480 m
    Round-Trip Distance:11.4 mi / 18.3 km
    Route:Southeast ridge
    Trailhead:Scofield Road @ 6440'  6440 ft / 1962 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time:5 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 45 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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