Ascent of Rock Mountain on 2020-02-16

Climber: Luke Helgeson

Date:Sunday, February 16, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Rock Mountain
    Elevation:7971 ft / 2429 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started at Kerr snow park on a surprisingly warm morning. Skinned up the road and then a snowmobile trail along the North Fork of Salmon Creek. Set-up camp at a 6,300ft basin and settled in for a very cold night. Next day, skinned up to Honeymoon Pass where it was very windy but sunny. Ascended Rock Mountain with minimal snow cover. Skied down on grass and in between rocks, not very graceful. Next, up was Middle Tiffany Mountain. A lot more snow coverage on this one and had a great ski down through open treed slopes. Stoke was high upon arriving back at Honeymoon Pass! Next we skinned up to the col between Tiffany and Little Tiffany, dodging a snowmobiler that was probably just as surprised to see us. Ascended Little Tiffany and skied back to col. Skinned up Tiffany Mountain and then skied with just enough snow to see and dodge rocks back to the col. Skied back to honeymoon pass and then through the trees to camp. 6 hours round trip. Originally planned on spending another night but were much faster than expected so we just left. Survival skiing in some places back to the car, especially along the snowmobile path.

Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Skis, Ski Poles, Tent Camp
Ascent Part of Trip: Tiffany Mountains (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Rock Mountain2020-02-16 
2Middle Tiffany Mountain2020-02-16 
3Little Tiffany Mountain2020-02-16 
4Tiffany Mountain2020-02-16 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Luke Helgeson
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