Ascent of Mummy Mountain in 1998-09

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Dave Zielgler
James Christopher
Chris Landt
Andy Woodcock
Dan Broome and me
Date:September, 1998
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mummy Mountain
    Elevation:13425 ft / 4091 m

Ascent Trip Report

Backpacked for 2 nights and approached the Hagues Peak area. Camped at Lawn Lake approximately 11,000 ft, to acclimate for all the continental divide backpacking and day hiked the peak the next morning. Because of altitude sickness (all from FL) only Dave, Chris and I summitted. The other three turned back at a saddle around 12,500. Amazing views of alpine lakes and cirques below.

Climbed the SW steepest part of the mountain face and had a very steep 700 foot talus pile to contend with getting up and down. Last thousand feet was off trail class 2 and 3 scrambling. At teh summit there was a log for you to sign. Log indicated that is was not a very well traveled peak. We saw nobody out there other than at Lawn Lake a ranger came by.

Gain began at Gem Lake TH 7800 and climbed to 2 camp sites with pack prior to day hike up the summit.

Climbed down to Lawn Lake at 10,000 climbed to PT 11,791 (Gain = 1,791)declined to Chipmunk Lake 10,700 then down Ypsilon Trail out to TH at EL BM 8,520.
8,520 TH

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:7416 ft / 2259 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5216 ft / 1589 m
    Round-Trip Distance:27 mi / 43.5 km
    Grade/Class:class 1, 2+ and 3
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:3 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5625 ft / 1714 m
    Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Route:Black Canyon Ck to Steepest Face SW Ascent
    Start Trailhead:Gem Lake TH  7800 ft / 2377 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:5216 ft / 1589 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 3425 ft / 1043 m; Extra: 1791 ft / 545m
    Gain on way out:1791 ft / 545 m
    Distance:17 mi / 27.4 km
    Route:Lawn Lake to PT 11791to Ypsilon Lake TH
    End Trailhead:Fall River Entrance  10000 ft / 3048 m

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