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Ascent of Anvil Rock on 2015-06-27

Climber: Matt Kurjanowicz

Others in Party:Elena Reiss
Date:Saturday, June 27, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Car
Peak:Anvil Rock
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:9584 ft / 2921 m

Ascent Trip Report

Super cool class 1.5 little rock scramble on skier's left of the Muir Snowfield. Boot path up to the top.

It's apparent that Anvil Rock used to be a fire lookout - there's an old foundation, part of an old wall, and some wire and glass and stuff.

The views of Paradise glacier are superb. It's clear why recent ski trips there have been canceled - the beautiful skiable snow is now riddled with crevasses.

We were able to get some decent glissades in on the way down. The snow was quickly firming up with the overcast skies and the cooling temperatures.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:29 ft / 8 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3907 ft / 1190 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:29 ft / 8 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Start Trailhead:9555 ft / 2912 m
    Time:8 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3907 ft / 1190 m
    Distance:4.4 mi / 7.1 km
    End Trailhead:5677 ft / 1730 m
    Time:3 Hours 25 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: 20150628 - Camp Muir and Anvil Rock

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Camp Muir2015-06-274351 ft / 1326 m
2Anvil Rock2015-06-2729 ft / 9 m
Total Trip Gain: 4380 ft / 1335 m    Total Trip Loss: 4393 ft / 1339 m



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