Ascent of Notch Peak on 2017-05-05
|Date:||Friday, May 5, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||9654 ft / 2942 m|
Ascent Trip Reporthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxcZyrUPvXo&t=19s
Notch Peak with summit elevation just under 10,000 ft boasts the second highest drop in the CONUS (next to El Capitan and Half-Dome). It's 4,450 ft down to the river bed! The hike starts 50 miles due west of Delta in Southern Utah, just north of Sevier Dry Lake Bed.
Base-jumpers and wing-suiters often dive off from the top and fly to the valley below.
Statistics from Summit Post: El Capitan (summit at 7,569 ft) has a 3,000 ft pure vertical drop (close to 90 degrees). In comparison Notch peak (summit at 9,654 ft) has a 2,200 ft pure vertical drop, yet it is 4,450 ft from summit to valley floor. In comparison the Northwest Face of Half Dome (summit at 8,842 ft) has a pure vertical drop of 2,000 ft and is 4,400 ft from summit to valley floor.
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| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble|
| Weather:||Hot, Calm, Clear|
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