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Ascent of Red Mountain on 2014-09-12

Climber: Michael Wanberg

Others in Party:Jeremy B
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, September 12, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Red Mountain
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:9560 ft / 2913 m

Ascent Trip Report

This summit was more challenging than expected, with a few pretty tough scrambles that were probably harder (and more fun) than they needed to be. The descent to Crater Lake was particularly long with a fair amount of shifty talus.

Extra gain on ascent includes 200' along trail to Norway Pass (first night camp), 300' over/around mini-summit to the east of Red Mtn East, and 250' over Red Mtn East. Extra gain on descent includes route/trail to Crater Lake and scouting for tent sites. The exposed scrambling was all on east side (ascent).

~40#OA60,R,K
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5700 ft / 1736 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2810 ft / 855 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Grade/Class:Class 4
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Cold night ~25, perfect day
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5550 ft / 1691 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 4800 ft / 1463 m; Extra: 750 ft / 228m
    Loss on way in:750 ft / 228 m
    Distance:7.5 mi / 12.1 km
    Route:from East via Norway Pass
    Start Trailhead:Cornucopia Lodge  4760 ft / 1450 m
    Time:7 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2060 ft / 627 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1910 ft / 582 m; Extra: 150 ft / 45m
    Gain on way out:150 ft / 45 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:SW ridge, then west
    End Trailhead:Crater Lake camp  7650 ft / 2331 m
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: 2014-09 ECW (3 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Red Mountain-East Peak2014-09-12 a 
2Red Mountain2014-09-12 b5700 ft / 1737 m
3Krag Peak2014-09-13 a1530 ft / 466 m
4Truax Mountain2014-09-13 b540 ft / 165 m
5Granite Mountain-Southwest Peak2014-09-14 a 
6Granite Mountain2014-09-14 b2490 ft / 759 m
7Nip Pass Peak2014-09-14 c 
8Cornucopia Peak2014-09-14 d1143 ft / 348 m
Total Trip Gain: 11403 ft / 3475 m    Total Trip Loss: 11203 ft / 3414 m



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