Ascent of Black Elk Peak on 2001-07-16

Climber: JohnE Sarna

Date:Monday, July 16, 2001
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Black Elk Peak
    Location:USA-South Dakota
    Elevation:7231 ft / 2204 m

Ascent Trip Report

had a three story concrete structure near the top where just about everyone stopped, but I saw a seemingly higher pinnacle in the direction of the car and I climbed it (Class 4) solo. My wife Marcia and son JohnP only went to the top of the concrete structure
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1989 ft / 606 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1989 ft / 606 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Start Trailhead:Sylvan Lake  5242 ft / 1597 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km

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