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Ascent of South Schell Peak on 2013-09-01

Climber: James Morehouse

Others in Party:rraine wajda
Susan Murphy
Jen Chapman <5977> Judy
and Lori
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, September 1, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:South Schell Peak
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:11736 ft / 3577 m

Ascent Trip Report

After being chased off the ridge mid-way to South Schell the day before, we got an early start (6:30 a.m.) and made it easily up South Schell by ascending up through a drainage and eventually up a steep slope with good footing to a spot above the saddle found at approximately 11,100', then walked up the summit ridge to the summit itself. No register was to be found there. After a brief summit celebration (Susan's 50th LVMC peak!), the rest of the party started descending while I went on to climb Peak 3460. By the time I got there the clouds were coming in low and thick and I was able to get down into the drainage before the rain started. No lightning today, but there was considerable rain after four o'clock. I only experienced some light rain, returning to the cars before two o'clock.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Scramble
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Increasing clouds, then light rain, and then heavy rain.
Ascent Part of Trip: Schell Collecting (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1North Schell Peak2013-08-31
2Schell Creek Peak 35952013-08-31
3South Schell Peak2013-09-01
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by James Morehouse
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