Ascent of Square Top on 2013-06-30
|Others in Party:||Susan Murphy|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, June 30, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||10694 ft / 3259 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFrom the saddle with Matterhorn, we continued up the moderate to steep talus to the summit (see the Matterhorn trip report for info up to this point). Square Top was not difficult, nor did it have any spectacular features. It did have lots of swarming bugs, and was quite warm sitting there in the sun and getting crawled on. I was glad to leave!
From there, we headed down another steep talus slope to the north and headed for Jumbo. This was a bit steeper, but still not difficult. It was awkward, however. See the Jumbo trip report for the final part of the traverse.
Moving time up (from the Matterhorn saddle) was 21 minutes; down (to the Jumbo saddle) was 17 minutes.
GPS track shown is for the entire traverse.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||392 ft / 119 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||555 ft / 168 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||1 mi / 1.6 km|
| Grade/Class:||Class 2|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country|
| Gear Used:||Tent Camp|
| Weather:||Hot, Calm, Partly Cloudy|
Warm and humid
| Gain on way in:||392 ft / 119 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 373 ft / 114 m; Extra: 19 ft / 5m|
| Loss on way in:||19 ft / 5 m|
| Distance:||0.6 mi / 1 km|
| Route:||South Ridge|
| Start Trailhead:||Saddle with Matterhorn 10321 ft / 3145 m|
| Time:||24 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||536 ft / 163 m|
| Distance:||0.4 mi / 0.6 km|
| Route:||North Ridge|
| End Trailhead:||Saddle with Jumbo 10158 ft / 3096 m|
| Time:||17 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Matterhorn Traverse (1 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 5248 ft / 1599 m Total Trip Loss: 5066 ft / 1544 m
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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