Ascent of Pilot Rock-West Slope on 2017-08-20

Climber: John Hasch

Others in Party:Harold
Sarah (Stayed behind)
Date:Sunday, August 20, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pilot Rock-West Slope
    Elevation:950 ft / 289 m

Ascent Trip Report


Sunday, 8/20/2017

Refer to the trip report for Todd County. Continue west from the tower footings that mark the summit of Todd County to find the declining elevation and the short drop that announces the county line area. I carefully climbed down to the lower rocks, although it was easily jumpable by younger, more nimble folks like the 3 boys. I looked around and immediately recognized the location from the photo that is posted on Glaringly noticeable was the amount of graffiti that adorned the rocks in this area. There was plenty of graffiti all around the rest of the summit rocks, but this spot seemed to be a “taggers’ paradise”. It was nearly impossible to see any clean rock surface.

With GPS in hand, I located what I believed was a point on the county line. But basically, if you wander around the lower rock surface, you will tag the liner Christian County CoHP. When you are satisfied, you can safely say “been there, done that”. You have just completed a near-twofer.

Return up the rocks and back across the summit area of Todd County, and return to the base of Pilot Rock the same way you came.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Start Trailhead:Pilot Rock Summit  950 ft / 289 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Summit-Liner-Summit

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Pilot Rock2017-08-20 a116 ft / 35 m
2Pilot Rock-West Slope2017-08-20 b0 ft / 0 m
3Pilot Rock2017-08-20 c16 ft / 5 m
Total Trip Gain: 132 ft / 40 m    Total Trip Loss: 116 ft / 35 m

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