Ascent of Cantata Peak on 2015-08-01

Climber: Nate Bannish

Date:Saturday, August 1, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cantata Peak
    Elevation:6391 ft / 1947 m

Ascent Trip Report

Made it up the west ridge during some great weather. I dunno if I took all the "correct" scree fields on the south side of the ridge, but I ended up having to ascend/descend a pretty nasty chute of rotten rock. Was no easy go around. I know I hit the final scree scramble to the summit perfectly, although not sure if I messed something up earlier in the routefinding. Summit was awesome. Great views of Eagle and Calliope. Didn't see anyone until I got back ontop of point 3600, and from there, the trail was crazy busy all the way back to parking.
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Cantata West Ridge (2015-08-01). Photo by Nate Bannish.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4391 ft / 1338 m
    Round-Trip Distance:18.6 mi / 29.9 km
    Trailhead:2000 ft / 609 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:4 Hours 3 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:4 Hours 30 Minutes

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