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Ascent of Granite Peak on 2014-08-04

Climber: John Darr

Date:Monday, August 4, 2014
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Granite Peak
    Location:USA-Montana
    Elevation:10400 ft / 3169 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked up well cairned trail with Nick Broadhead to Lone Elk Lake, Rough Lake and Sky Top Lakes in the rain. Downpour ensued just after we made a hasty camp at Sky Top Lakes at 10400. Cloud ceiling dropped and stayed low until next morning. We awoke to threatening rain clouds and very low cloud ceiling. We decided to not attempt the summit due to weather. Unfortunate, because we planned this for 7 months. Still, seeing Sky Top Lakes is worth the hike and soggy conditions. Beautiful area.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2600 ft / 792 m
    Extra Gain:500 ft / 152 m
    Round-Trip Distance:18 mi / 29 km
    Trailhead:8800 ft / 2682 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Raining, Cool, Calm, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Time:6 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:5 Hours 



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