Ascent of Square Top on 2013-06-30

Climber: BMS 914

Others in Party:Susan Murphy
Jose Witt
Larry D
Harlan S
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, June 30, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Square Top
    Elevation:10694 ft / 3259 m

Ascent Trip Report

From the saddle with Matterhorn, we continued up the moderate to steep talus to the summit (see the Matterhorn trip report for info up to this point). Square Top was not difficult, nor did it have any spectacular features. It did have lots of swarming bugs, and was quite warm sitting there in the sun and getting crawled on. I was glad to leave!

From there, we headed down another steep talus slope to the north and headed for Jumbo. This was a bit steeper, but still not difficult. It was awkward, however. See the Jumbo trip report for the final part of the traverse.

Moving time up (from the Matterhorn saddle) was 21 minutes; down (to the Jumbo saddle) was 17 minutes.

GPS track shown is for the entire traverse.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:392 ft / 119 m
    Elevation Loss:555 ft / 168 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Warm and humid
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:392 ft / 119 m
    Extra Loss:19 ft / 5 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:South Ridge
    Trailhead:Saddle with Matterhorn  10321 ft / 3145 m
    Time Up:24 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:536 ft / 163 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:North Ridge
    Trailhead:Saddle with Jumbo  10158 ft / 3096 m
    Time Down:17 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Matterhorn Traverse (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Matterhorn2013-06-30 a
2Square Top2013-06-30 b
3Jumbo Peak2013-06-30 c
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by BMS 914
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