Ascent of Mount Si on 2017-12-05

Climber: Connor McEntee

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Si
    Elevation:4180 ft / 1274 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was my first and likely only time up Mount Si. Even in the winter on a weekday, there was a surprising number of people on the trail. It climbs consistently, so I can see why people use it for training. Pretty much everyone stopped in a clearing before the haystack, though there was a well-trampled boot path going through the forest and to the base of the summer scramble up the haystack. It was filled with snow, but the snow was unconsolidated and under it was some icy crust on the rocks. One or two people had attempted it prior but quickly gave up. I did manage to ascend carefully by using my ice ax to bite into the rocks. There was some exposure from the west face higher up getting up the final summit block. A little later in the season after the snow has melted and frozen a couple of times, it should be a much easier climb by just kicking steps.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3518 ft / 1072 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.4 mi / 13.5 km
    Route:Mount Si Trail
    Trailhead:Mount Si TH  662 ft / 201 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 58 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 33 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Connor McEntee
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