Ascent of Denman Peak on 2020-08-10
|Others in Party:||Matthew Pahs -- Trip Report or GPS Track|
|Date:||Monday, August 10, 2020|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||6006 ft / 1830 m|
Ascent Trip ReportGroup of 7 Mountaineers. Planned to do Denman, Lane, Plummer, then Pinnacle. We had perfect weather with clear skies. We headed up to the Pinnacle/Plummer saddle then took the unmaintained trail over to Denman. We scrambled up from the west side of Denman with no difficulties. We then descended back to trail and headed over to Lane. We went up the obvious gully. One group of 4 ascended the chute and once they were clear, the other three of us headed up. There were good foot and hand holds all the way up. There is some loose rock so a helmet is a must. At the top of the chute, we rotated up to the summit itself since the summit itself can only hold 1 or 2 people. While we saw GPS tracks going off the SW side, we decided to descend the same chute by downclimbing. We did not use a rope, but we did split into two groups on the descent to minimize rock fall. I admit to doing a few butt scoots, but it really wasn't too bad if you take it slow. We did not use our rope. We continued back to Plummer with no issues. Plummer has a little bit of snow on the north face if you want to slog up it, but we just stayed on the rocks. After a break on Plummer, we came back to the saddle. We saw a group of 6 unprepared and frankly unsafe individuals heading up Pinnacle, so we opted to skip Pinnacle altogether and head back to Ashford for a burger and a beer. Our main objective was Lane which we successfully completed.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1204 ft / 366 m|
| Quality:||8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||1204 ft / 366 m|
| Distance:||6.8 mi / 11 km|
| Start Trailhead:||Reflection Lakes 4802 ft / 1463 m|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Denman/Lane/Plummer|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 2414 ft / 736 m
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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