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Ascent of Old Hyndman Peak on 2001-10-06

Climber: Steve Sheriff

Date:Saturday, October 6, 2001
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Old Hyndman Peak
    Location:USA-Idaho
    Elevation:11775 ft / 3589 m

Ascent Trip Report

Old Hyndman Peak, North Ridge, II 5.7, 10/6/2001. Kevin Murray easily convinced me to climb the north ridge of Old Hyndman. We started at the campground in Wildhorse Creek, approached, and with some 3rd class and 6 or 7 pitches of broken rock, reached the summit via the north ridge. The last pitch, just below the summit, had a few 5.7 moves, the others were lower fifth class. In terms of line and directness, this was a high character route; it suffers from low quality, but tolerable/manageable, rock. We elected to descend the south ridge into the Hyndman basin north of Cobb, woke up a couple mountain goats, crossed the saddle between Old Hyndman and Hyndman, got back to the north ridge, and still ended up with two raps on that ridge. 12 hours round trip. This makes a good tour of the mountain.
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