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Ascent of Upheaval Dome on 2019-05-03

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, May 3, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Upheaval Dome
    Location:USA-Utah
    Elevation:5924 ft / 1805 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was one of my happiest peakbagging adventures in the park. There is so little one can do in here without roped rock climbing that this was a treat. It was close to parking. Not too dangerous. Required a lot of route finding and had great views to climax the hike and some prominence to enjoy. If one does not select routes carefully you can get onto some large bands that have exposure that you do not need, so do look ahead before heading up a slab. I went up one way and down another and never exceed safe class 3 and kept most of it at class 2+ but there are many places where is you run up them too fast, you can cliff out with exposure. A surprisingly rewarding short peakbagging point. Thank you Tom Lopez for locating it and adding it to the database!

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:307 ft / 93 m
    Total Elevation Loss:50 ft / 15 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Grade/Class:2,2+,3
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:277 ft / 84 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 257 ft / 78 m; Extra: 20 ft / 6m
    Loss on way in:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:see GPS track
    Start Trailhead:paved parking lot  5667 ft / 1727 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:30 ft / 9 m
    Gain on way out:30 ft / 9 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:see GPS track
Ascent Part of Trip: Canyon Lands NP

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1The Knoll2019-05-03 a136 ft / 41 m
2Aztec Butte2019-05-03 b262 ft / 80 m
3Graneries Butte2019-05-03 c77 ft / 23 m
4Islands in the Sky Point 61702019-05-03 d90 ft / 27 m
5Islands in the Sky Point 61202019-05-03 e140 ft / 43 m
10Whale Rock2019-05-03 g222 ft / 68 m
11Upheaval Dome2019-05-03 h307 ft / 94 m
12Island in the Sky Point 62602019-05-03 i258 ft / 79 m
13Islands in the Sky Point 63082019-05-03 j498 ft / 152 m
Total Trip Gain: 1990 ft / 607 m    Total Trip Loss: 1152 ft / 350 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by William Musser
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Note: GPS Tracks may not be accurate, and may not show the best route. Do not follow this route blindly. Conditions change frequently. Use of a GPS unit in the outdoors, even with a pre-loaded track, is no substitute for experience and good judgment. Peakbagger.com accepts NO responsibility or liability from use of this data.

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