Ascent of South Schell Peak on 2013-09-01
|Others in Party:||rraine wajda -- Trip Report or GPS Track|
Jen Chapman <5977> Judy
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, September 1, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
|Peak:||South Schell Peak|
| Elevation:||11736 ft / 3577 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAfter 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)|
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|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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