Ascent of Duckwater Peak on 2012-06-23
|Others in Party:||BMS 914 -- Trip Report or GPS Track|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, June 23, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||11175 ft / 3406 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDone by itself, Duckwater would not be a very tough hike. But combine it with a traverse from Currant Mountain, and it can be quite a challenge, and not an enjoyable one thanks to some very unpleasant terrain between the summits. I do NOT recommend that.
From the pass to the south of the peak, one can follow the ridgeline for most of the way with no real difficulty, though there is some easy scrambling towards the top. Great views from the summit.
Others in my group tried descending to the northeast side of the peak, but they had a more challenging time.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||525 ft / 160 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||1.4 mi / 2.3 km|
| Route:||South ridge|
| Trailhead:||Pass south of peak 10650 ft / 3246 m|
| Quality:||9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Time:||45 Minutes|
| Time:||30 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: 2012 Currant Mtn|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 4688 ft / 1429 m Total Trip Loss: 4688 ft / 1429 m
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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