Ascent of Fish Creek Peak on 2014-10-10

Climber: Mat Kelliher

Others in Party:. Maya
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, October 10, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Fish Creek Peak
    Elevation:9942 ft / 3030 m

Ascent Trip Report

***Private Outing***

Very steep ascent over XC terrain up and over Bump 9580 and then along ridge and up to Hell For Sure. From Hell for Sure traversed NW along the Ten Thousand Foot Ridge to pick up Tea Bag Can, Peak 9971, Peak 10055, Carmen Peak, and 10K Ridge. From 10K Ridge dropped down to a saddle and then climbed up to the Eastern edge of the Lake Peak Ridge to pick up Fish Creek Peak. From Fish Creek Peak returned to the saddle and then dropped down the northern edge of Ten Thousand Foot Ridge to intercept the Fish Creek Trail at the spring (Not recommended to exit via this route!). Nice cool temps and Fall colors made this otherwise very difficult hike quite pleasant. Mileage, gain, and times for the entire loop.

5 hours, 25 minutes from Trailhead to Fish Creek Peak.

WARNING!! The exit route I took for this hike is not recommended!! It's very, very steep and loose. A fall coming down this way could be difficult to arrest, and injury (or worse!) could result. Veering off this course into the drainage routes could cause you to cliff out.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3000 ft / 914 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3000 ft / 914 m
    Distance:6.3 mi / 10.1 km
    Route:NW Along Ten Thousand Foot Ridge
    Start Trailhead:6942 ft / 2115 m
    Time:7 Hours 5 Minutes
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Mat Kelliher
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