Ascent of Granite Peak on 2008-08-02

Climber: Doug Urban

Others in Party:Kathryn Miller Hess
Nate Opp
Tim Starr
Ben Lostracco
Jeffrey Doerschler
Date:Saturday, August 2, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Granite Peak
    Elevation:12799 ft / 3901 m

Ascent Trip Report

Day 1:Climbed up switchbacks above Mystic Lake to base of Froze to Death Plateau. Day 2:Hiked across FTD Plateau to high camp. Wind tried to tear our tents down all night. Day 3:Weather looked nasty. High winds and rain. Waited an hour and made breakfast and then made a summit bid. Left at 7:00 AM. Weather improved as we climbed and we made the summit at about 11:30 AM. We rappeled down 3 pitches on the way down. It was a classic climb and perhaps the most difficult one ever for this Highpointer. Day 4:Hiked all the way out from high camp. A great 4 days with Tim, Jeffrey, Ben, Kathryn, and Nate. Ben bagged State highpoint #48 and Tim HP #47 on the trip! Had a celebratory beer at the Grizzly Bar in Roscoe, MT on the way back to Cody. HP #35 for me.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6241 ft / 1902 m
    Total Elevation Loss:6241 ft / 1902 m
    Round-Trip Distance:23 mi / 37 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Rope, Ski Poles, Guide
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:6241 ft / 1902 m
    Distance:11.5 mi / 18.5 km
    Route:Silver Creek, Phantom Lake Trail, Froze-To-Death
    Start Trailhead:6558 ft / 1998 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:6241 ft / 1902 m
    Distance:11.5 mi / 18.5 km
    Route:Silver Creek, Phantom Lake Trail, Froze-To-Death P
    End Trailhead:6558 ft / 1998 m

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