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Ascent of Silver Bell Peak on 2016-12-30

Climber: Scott Surgent

Others in Party:Scott Peavy
Matthias Stender
Date:Friday, December 30, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Silver Bell Peak
    Location:USA-Arizona
    Elevation:4261 ft / 1298 m

Ascent Trip Report

We started hiking at elevation 2,320 feet. The net gain was about 1,940 feet, but there are losses that need to be regained both up and down.

Hike is logistically easy but a little tougher than it appears from afar. The talus slopes can be loose, and the rocky ridge takes time to pass, although there are no cliffs. There is scrambling, but nothing that is Class 3.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2317 ft / 705 m
    Total Elevation Loss:376 ft / 113 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.2 mi / 10 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2141 ft / 652 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1941 ft / 591 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m
    Loss on way in:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:3.1 mi / 5 km
    Route:SSE Ridge
    Start Trailhead:2320 ft / 707 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:176 ft / 53 m
    Gain on way out:176 ft / 53 m
    Distance:3.1 mi / 5 km
    Route:SSE Ridge



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