Ascent of Mount Rumble on 2018-09-11
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Tuesday, September 11, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||7530 ft / 2295 m|
Ascent Trip ReportMt. Rumble 7530'
22.6 miles/11900 ft/11.5 hours
This was an absolute WHOPPER of a day - the most elevation gain I've ever done! Weather was nothing short of breathtaking the entire time. I even nailed the route dead on, except for some fumbling around on the rock glacier/Bombardment pass.
To travel over Bombardment Pass on the way in, I thought it would be a good idea to get onto the ice/snow right under Korohusk. Well, yes, that would've been a good idea... With spikes! I had nothing, so I went full caveman and used a sharp rock to chop steps for myself.
It took me just over two hours from the Peter's Creek crossing to the summit of Rumble. The gully was an absolute slog, and the 4th class step out of it would have been far more interesting in wet weather. There's algae on them rocks!
Coming back over Bombardment was the real test. I was totally worked by the second time I came over! And this time I opted to descend the scree further toward Pleasant instead of chop more steps. Good idea. I now know that most people use a far easier and sneakier way around the rock glacier... Next time!
Video from summit -
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