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Ascent of Katahdin-South Peak on 2009-07-11

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:see Katahdin report
Date:Saturday, July 11, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Katahdin-South Peak
    Location:USA-Maine
    Elevation:5260 ft / 1603 m

Ascent Trip Report

A side trip over to the South Peak from our trip to ascend up the Hunt Trail to summit Baxter Peak. The 0.3 mile trip over the ridge was large boulders of granite, scramble and rock jumping took about 35 minutes to summit and return.

See the Trip Report for Baxter Peak summit(Katahdin)for full details.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:70 ft / 21 m
    Total Elevation Loss:70 ft / 21 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Grade/Class:1-3
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:70 ft / 21 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Route:free scramble from Baxter Peak
    Start Trailhead:5190 ft / 1581 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:70 ft / 21 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Route:Same
    End Trailhead:5190 ft / 1581 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Katahdin Summit

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Katahdin2009-07-11 a4189 ft / 1277 m
2Katahdin-South Peak2009-07-11 b70 ft / 21 m
3Katahdin2009-07-11 c98 ft / 30 m
Total Trip Gain: 4357 ft / 1328 m    Total Trip Loss: 4357 ft / 1328 m



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