Ascent of Revolution Peak on 2022-02-18

Climber: Reed Russell

Others in Party:Garth
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, February 18, 2022
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Revolution Peak
    Elevation:5454 ft / 1662 m

Ascent Trip Report

Completing a late TR from memory. This was a fantastic winter climb for the MF area. Pretty straight forward until shy of Thompson Point. I put on snowshoes a couple miles from the TH to make movement faster for myself and Garth. From under Thompson Point we decided to leave the trail at the 4800' contour, skirting the SE side of the ridge. We kept at this elevation and entered into the tree line, before deciding we had enough of side hilling and blasted straight up. A little steeper than it looked from afar but it was a very fun few hundred feet to make the ridge. From here, it was initially a little slow, with I guess what people would call the crux section, a class 3 drop that doesn't really expose itself until you crawl through some brush. There was a hand line attached to a tree to make the down climb pretty easy. After that it's smooth sailing through a dense ridge, before finally breaking out to the snow slope on the SSE side of Revolution. Easy walk up to the summit. On the way back, we kept to the ridge longer, passing where we ascended, and realized that there was a much more efficient way to top the ridge line if we had made the move a few hundred feet earlier.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4597 ft / 1401 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4597 ft / 1401 m
    Round-Trip Distance:13.5 mi / 21.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4597 ft / 1401 m
    Distance:6.8 mi / 10.9 km
    Route:Granite Creek to SW Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Granite Creek Trailhead  857 ft / 261 m
    Time:6 Hours 6 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4597 ft / 1401 m
    Distance:6.7 mi / 10.8 km
    Route:Granite Creek
    End Trailhead:Granite Creek Trailhead  857 ft / 261 m
    Time:3 Hours 22 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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