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Ascent of Mount Nebo on 2018-07-22

Climber: Andrew Kirmse

Others in Party:Dean Gaudet
Date:Sunday, July 22, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Nebo
    Location:USA-Utah
    Elevation:11928 ft / 3635 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is a terrific climb with several distinct stages:
  • Moderate climb along the right side of a barbed wire fence through red soil and conglomerate.
  • Easy walk through encroaching vegetation with some downed trees.
  • Steep, direct ascent up the right side of a bowl, with some switchbacks at the top.
  • Traverse under North Peak, and descent to Wolf Pass.
  • Very steep 800’ climb up a subsidiary peak to the summit ridge.
  • Rocky ridge walk and scramble over scree and talus, then 500’ up on more of the same to the summit.

Although the forecast called for scattered thunderstorms, which had in fact chased us off some peaks the previous day, we had excellent weather. The 9 miles took us 7 hours. We encountered one trail runner descending before us, and several groups coming up afterward.

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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3778 ft / 1151 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1100 ft / 335 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3778 ft / 1151 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2678 ft / 816 m; Extra: 1100 ft / 335m
    Loss on way in:1100 ft / 335 m
    Distance:8.9 mi / 14.3 km
    Start Trailhead:9250 ft / 2819 m
Descent Statistics



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