Ascent of Borah Peak on 2015-07-02

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Josef Nuernberger
Mark Rosen
Date:Thursday, July 2, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Borah Peak
    Elevation:12662 ft / 3859 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was considerably easier than I thought. The trail was exceptional up to "chicken-out ridge" which was easy enough. While my group lost the "official" route, plenty of routes are easy to go over the ridge with the easiest of class 3 scrambling.

After the small snow-crossing, be sure to stay left (unless there's too much snow) - there is a nice trail going around the bump marked 11898'. After the next saddle (at just under 11,800'), the route becomes unclear with apparent routes going every which way. If you want to avoid more class 3, stay as left as possible (again, unless there's too much snow). That said, the class 3 was fun.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5602 ft / 1706 m
    Extra Gain:150 ft / 45 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.4 mi / 13.5 km
    Route:Borah Peak traill
    Trailhead:Borah campsite #2  7360 ft / 2243 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time:6 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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