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Ascent of Allen Mountain on 2009-07-29

Climber: Anders Olson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Allen Mountain
    Location:USA-Montana
    Elevation:9376 ft / 2857 m

Ascent Trip Report

Took high traverse route on solid game trails to Snow Moon Basin. Encountered heavy showers, so made a makeshift shelter and waited for storm to pass. Weather cleared, continued ascent above Snow Moon Basin towards the north face of Allen. Easily located the "Great Break", where solid and enjoyable exposed scrambling led to the summit ridge. Easy walk up from there. Descended to the north towards Lake Josephine. Ended up heading down a little early and encountered a large cliff that provided route finding challenges. Found what appeared to be the only climbable break in the entire face, and after a long swim through alder thickets, stumbled out on to the Piegan Pass horse trail. Hiked the trail back to Many Glacier Hotel.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4496 ft / 1370 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4496 ft / 1370 m
    Grade/Class:Exposed Class III as
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4496 ft / 1370 m
    Route:Snow Moon Basin/Great Break
    Start Trailhead:Many Glacier Hotel  4880 ft / 1487 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4496 ft / 1370 m
    Route:North Basin towards Lake Josephine
    End Trailhead:Many Glacier Hotel  4880 ft / 1487 m



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