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Ascent of Rattlesnake Ledge on 2016-10-05

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Rattlesnake Ledge
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:2040 ft / 621 m

Ascent Trip Report

I parked at the parking lot east of Rattlesnake Lake and then hiked down to the lake. I wanted to start my gain from the water edge but the water was way low. I would guess around 905.

Total trip time to the ledges, then up the tower at the tallest East Peak and then back to the ledges for one last look and then back to car.......1 hr- 40 min up and 1 hr- 15 min down.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1215 ft / 370 m
    Total Elevation Loss:120 ft / 36 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Overcast
47F to begin at 6:50AM
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1215 ft / 370 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1135 ft / 346 m; Extra: 80 ft / 24m
    Loss on way in:80 ft / 24 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Route:Rattlesnake Ledge Trail
    Start Trailhead:Rattlesnake Lake  905 ft / 275 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:40 ft / 12 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Route:Rattlesnake Ledge Trail
    End Trailhead:saddle between ledge and central Mtn  2000 ft / 609 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Seattle in 24 hours4

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Rattlesnake Ledge2016-10-05 a1215 ft / 370 m
2Rattlesnake Mountain2016-10-05 b1580 ft / 482 m
3Rattlesnake Ledge2016-10-05 c120 ft / 37 m
4Squak Mountain-West Peak2016-10-05 d1855 ft / 565 m
5Squak Mountain2016-10-05 e594 ft / 181 m
6Squak Mountain-West Peak2016-10-05 f465 ft / 142 m
Total Trip Gain: 5829 ft / 1777 m    Total Trip Loss: 5784 ft / 1764 m



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