Ascent of Crafts Peak on 2017-09-10

Climber: Robert Luher

Others in Party:CR
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, September 10, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Crafts Peak
    Elevation:8364 ft / 2549 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drove down 3N14 out of Fawnskin to 2N13 and onto West Point where there was parking. The road was rough in spots and requires a 4WD car. From West Point tried to follow HPS Route 2, but there was no real use trail to follow, so went cross country up the ridgeline, basically following the HPS Route 2 track. The buckthorn was deep in places, so wear long pants. After a few bumps and nearly at the summit, we found the fire road noted in HPS Route 1 and followed that top the summit.

We learned that taking the shortest route (2 miles versus HPS Route 1 at 4 miles) is not always the best. I would recommend keeping to Route 1, unless there is some serious clipping and ducking on route 2.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1026 ft / 312 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:HPS Route 2
    Trailhead:West Point  7338 ft / 2236 m
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 20 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Sep 10 Hike

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Butler Peak2017-09-10 
2Crafts Peak2017-09-101026 ft / 313 m
3Mill Peak2017-09-10520 ft / 158 m
Total Trip Gain: 1546 ft / 471 m    Total Trip Loss: 1546 ft / 471 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Robert Luher
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