Ascent of Mount Ruth on 2019-08-13

Climber: Joe Whittington

Others in Party:Kathleen Wellman
Bill Resley
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Ruth
    Elevation:8600 ft / 2621 m

Ascent Trip Report

climbed from Elkhorn Traverse Trail enroute from Lost Lake to Summit Lake. Ascended up open slope to increasingly rocky ridgeline. Summitted via large loose rocks just below summit. Dropped to the east to more secure terrain for the descent.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:600 ft / 182 m
    Route:NNE Ridge
    Trailhead:8000 ft / 2438 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:35 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: 2019 Elkhorn Traverse (3 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Dutch Flat Saddle South2019-08-12725 ft / 221 m
2Mount Ruth2019-08-13600 ft / 183 m
3Columbia Hill2019-08-14517 ft / 158 m
4Rock Creek Butte2019-08-14700 ft / 213 m
5Elkhorn Peak2019-08-15930 ft / 283 m
Total Trip Gain: 3472 ft / 1058 m    Total Trip Loss: 3472 ft / 1058 m

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