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Ascent of Fortress Mountain on 2020-07-27

Climber: Michael Lewis

Others in Party:Josh Lewis
Date:Monday, July 27, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Fortress Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:8760 ft / 2670 m

Ascent Trip Report

hiked up from Buck Creek Pass to Pass No Pass to SW slopes. We traversed over some class 3 to Chiwawa from summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3160 ft / 963 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1660 ft / 505 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3160 ft / 963 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3060 ft / 933 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Route:Pass No Pass
    Start Trailhead:Buck Creek Pass  5700 ft / 1737 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1560 ft / 475 m
    End Trailhead:Chiwawa col  7200 ft / 2194 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Fortress Chiwawa Traverse (6 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
 Chiwawa Mountain2020-07-27 d2659 ft / 810 m
1Napeequa Peak2020-07-26 a7881 ft / 2402 m
2Rally Cap2020-07-26 b 
3Fortress Mountain2020-07-27 c3160 ft / 963 m
Total Trip Gain: 13700 ft / 4175 m    Total Trip Loss: 11327 ft / 3453 m



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