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Ascent of Red Butte on 2017-01-15

Climber: Travis Brohm

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, January 15, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Red Butte
    Location:USA-Utah
    Elevation:6620 ft / 2017 m

Ascent Trip Report

Avalanche danger is still high, and not enough time to go on a lengthy trek. So instead, I did a fun ridge line and Kings Throne this afternoon. I was trying to get above our nasty inversion for some awesome sunset pictures from above, but the inversion never lowered enough to where I would be able to. Tried my new approach boots out today, and they are freaking amazing!!!! I love this stuff....
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1620 ft / 493 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Breezy, Low Clouds
Inversion
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1620 ft / 493 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2 km
    Route:Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Shoreline Trail / Research Park  5000 ft / 1524 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2 km
    Route:Ridge
    End Trailhead:Red Butte Peak  6620 ft / 2017 m



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