Ascent of South Schell Peak on 2011-10-29

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Can't Find ClimberID 2510
Date:Saturday, October 29, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:South Schell Peak
    Elevation:11736 ft / 3577 m

Ascent Trip Report

The ascent up South Schell was fairly steep once leaving the road. The correct drainage is hard to spot from the road because while there is a clear creek, it does not look like it leads anywhere due to a steep dry fall. There was a faint use or animal trail up the north side of the wash but not until above the dry fall.

This was planned as a traverse from South Schell Peak to North Schell Peak, but I was not up for the task and returned after South Schell Peak. Fortunately my hiking partner, Lori, was able to complete it.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3600 ft / 1097 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3600 ft / 1097 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.5 mi / 15.3 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3600 ft / 1097 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Route:southwest ridge
    Start Trailhead:Berry Creek Campground  8136 ft / 2479 m
    Time:4 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3600 ft / 1097 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route:southwest ridge
    End Trailhead:Berry Creek Campground  8136 ft / 2479 m
    Time:2 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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