Ascent of Mount Diller on 2011-08-20

Climber: Daryn Dodge

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, August 20, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Diller
    Elevation:9085 ft / 2769 m

Ascent Trip Report

Followed trail to Ridge Lakes that starts at the unsigned trailhead just to the right of the bathroom at the Sulfur Works/Ridge Lakes parking lot. At Ridge Lakes, head north up into the large bowl that is just to the left (west) of the Mt. Diller high point. Near the summit ridge, go right following one of several climber use trails to the final summit rocks. Mostly a steep sand and ash climb the last few hundred feet with a little class 2 in the rocks just below the summit. Three miles round trip and 2100 feet of gain.

Don't bother trying to make it a rock climb (as I first tried) by going straight for the summit rocks. The near-vertical volcanic rock that make up Mt. Diller's south and east sides are extremely loose and horrendously dangerous.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2100 ft / 640 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Clear sky, warm summer day
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2100 ft / 640 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:Ridge Lakes trail
    Start Trailhead:Sulfur Works/Ridge Lakes parking lot  6985 ft / 2129 m
    Time:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics

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