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Ascent of Mount Yoran on 2008-08-30

Climber: Steve Fountain

Date:Saturday, August 30, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Yoran
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:7100 ft / 2164 m

Ascent Trip Report

A nice hike in from to a typically pretty Divide Lake followed by a climb with a good mix of scrambling with some exposure - the gully and cols near the top would certainly be a challenge in anything but ideal conditions - not a good place to be without a helmet.
Route: from the saddle between Yoran and 7138, crossed under the SW/left side of cliffs to a wide, steep gully (some loose), then scrambled up to a col at 11 o'clock. Crossed through col to NE side of main peak and traversed across steep slope with patches of loose scree, picking up climbers trail to summit.
Did a little attempted routefinding on nearby Peak 7138 afterwards, but weather blew in and the low clouds/wind prevented any further exploring.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2035 ft / 621 m
    Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Trailhead:Vivian Lake TH  5065 ft / 1543 m
    Grade/Class:Class III
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Breezy



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