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Ascent of Silver Run Peak on 2015-07-20

Climber: Marshall Stewart

Others in Party:Dennis Stewart -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Monday, July 20, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Silver Run Peak
    Location:USA-Montana
    Elevation:12542 ft / 3822 m

Ascent Trip Report

We hiked in to September Morning Lake, day one and camped. We took the trail up to Sundance Pass and left the trail for both summits of Silver Run. This is a much more grueling hike than the topo maps lead you to think. I was thinking the Sundance Pass was going to be the hardest part of this climb, but it was the easy part! Class 2 bouldering, and in parts very steep, all the way from Sundance Pass.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5342 ft / 1628 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5822 ft / 1774 m
    Round-Trip Distance:16 mi / 25.8 km
    Grade/Class:class 2 bouldering
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5342 ft / 1628 m
    Distance:12 mi / 19.3 km
    Route:West Fork Rock Creek TH
    Start Trailhead:7200 ft / 2194 m
    Time:1 Days 12 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:5822 ft / 1774 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:via Sundance Pass
    End Trailhead:base camp at September Morn Lake  6720 ft / 2048 m
    Time:5 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: Silver Run, Lockhart, Whitetail (4 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Silver Run Peak-East Peak2015-07-205300 ft / 1615 m
2Silver Run Peak2015-07-205342 ft / 1628 m
3Mount Lockhart2015-07-214447 ft / 1355 m
4Whitetail Peak2015-07-215351 ft / 1631 m
5(Attempt) Beartooth Mountain2015-07-221360 ft / 415 m
Total Trip Gain: 21800 ft / 6644 m    Total Trip Loss: 19360 ft / 5901 m



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