Ascent of Dutch John Mountain on 2009-10-25

Climber: Eric Kassan

Date:Sunday, October 25, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Dutch John Mountain
    Elevation:8860 ft / 2700 m

Ascent Trip Report

WOW! This peak had quite a variety- route-finding through thick forest, route-finding to find a good route to the summit (there is no trail), loose rocky terrain, bushwhacking, crossing steep loose terrain, a little rock scrambling (class 3, though one could find and do tougher), and avoiding cliffs.

At the summit, there was a register that was placed there in 1999. Since then, one person visited in 2002, and another earlier in 2009. There was also an incredible view including Mt. Grafton, Wheeler Peak, Mt. Moriah, and others to the north, and Roe Peak, Highland Peak and others to the south.

FYI, the dirt road going around the mountain, giving access to the west side, is well graded and easily navigated with a standard car.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2690 ft / 819 m
    Extra Gain:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:West face
    Trailhead:Road NNW of summit  6270 ft / 1911 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles

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