Ascent of Blacktop Peak on 2014-08-30

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, August 30, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Blacktop Peak
    Elevation:12720 ft / 3877 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Gem lake, I hiked up the trail about 1.6 miles, passing Crest Creek along the way, then went cross country up a meadow to upper Crest Creek. I followed the creek to its end at a lake, then went up to the saddle located east of the summit, then followed the southeast/east ridge to the top. The entire route is class 1 except that the last 600-700 feet is class 2. In addition, I could not locate a summit register. Also, the GPS track and trip stats are from from Gem Lake.

Please see my Donohue Peak trip report for additional trip stats and details.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3900 ft / 1188 m
    Extra Gain:300 ft / 91 m
    Distance:9.6 mi / 15.4 km
    Route:Southeast/east ridge
    Trailhead:Gem Lake  9420 ft / 2871 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1, 2 at top
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:4 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:2 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Greg Gerlach
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