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Ascent of Hyndman Peak on 2016-07-09

Climber: Paul Lind

Date:Saturday, July 9, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Hyndman Peak
    Location:USA-Idaho
    Elevation:12009 ft / 3660 m

Ascent Trip Report

Came in through Wildhorse Side and did the east slope approach to ridge then NorthWest scramble to summit. Good granite for Class 3 and Class 4 climbing. Class 4 to get out of the higher basin to the ridge between Duncan and Hyndman and a little sketchy 4 on the final assault up the NW face to the summit. Fun fun route. Don't do it if you don't like a little exposure though. Also hit Duncan Peak first once we hit the saddle- came up through drainage closest to Duncan Pk on initial approach to ridge line.
This is a way more exciting ascent than the classic Sun Valley side. But don't do it if you don't like a little exposure and flexible climbing.
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Hyndman Peak from near Duncan Pk summit (2016-07-09). Photo by Paul Lind.
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Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:Class 3, Class 4
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb
    Weather:Pleasant, Windy, Clear
Had to get up and get down as pm thunderstorms predicted
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Wildhorse Creek - to North Ridge then scramble to
Descent Statistics



Other Photos

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View of Old Hyndman from the Wildhorse Side Descent off Hyndman/Duncan (2016-07-09). Photo by Paul Lind.
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