Ascent of Chiwawa Mountain on 2019-08-17

Climber: Anthony Bailles

Date:Saturday, August 17, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Chiwawa Mountain
    Elevation:8459 ft / 2578 m

Ascent Trip Report

Did chiwawa on the 17th with AJ and Alden. Route is very straightforward, and you shouldn't really have to bushwack. When you come into the low basin after rock hopping across the river, you'll come to a campsite (about 4700') From here look to about your 130 or 2 o'clock and notice the gentle slopes leading to a trending left ridge. Go there to find an abandoned open trail to the upper basin. The ridge starts at about 4800' and ends in a basin at 5500'. From here follow the edge of the treeline in open meadows to a easy class 2 gully. After about 100' it will split. Take the left gully for easier travel, get to the top and trend right to the obvious COL below chiwawa. Upon arrival you should see a huge camp spot. Great camp here or any of the plethora of bivvy sites along the route. Summit bivvy included. Some spring water at the col as well. Highly recommend making this a 2 day trip just to enjoy the views of the dakobed range. From the Col the route is straightforward and everything goes.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:11774 ft / 3588 m
    Total Elevation Loss:6106 ft / 1861 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:11774 ft / 3588 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 5668 ft / 1728 m; Extra: 6106 ft / 1861m
    Loss on way in:6106 ft / 1861 m
    Distance:19 mi / 30.6 km
    Start Trailhead:2791 ft / 850 m
    Time:6 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:6 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Anthony Bailles
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