Park Mountain


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Friday, September 16, 2016
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,941
Summit Elevation (ft): 
9,650
Elevation Gain (m): 
1725
Round Trip Time: 
10.50
Total Distance (km): 
25.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 3 : you fall, you break your leg
Difficulty Notes: 

Some moderate scrambling and route finding in loose slabby terrain. Possible steep snow on scree to Biddle Pass. Not quite as easy as the guidebook would indicate.

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Trip Report

I've been eyeing Park Mountain before I knew what it's name was. The first time I hiked up Mount Schaffer I wondered what that nice mountain to the south, across McArthur Lake was and whether or not it was a scramble. Over the years I learned that it was called "Park Mountain" but never did read any detailed online trip reports from anyone who'd done it. Rick Collier briefly mentions that it's "easy" in his trip report from his climb of Mount Biddle in 1987 and David P. Jones rates the Southeast Ridge as "Facile" (easy) and 3rd class - the same rating he gives Mount Schaffer which is a hike. This little bit of beta was enough to convince me that this was a moderate scramble at most. Just a week before our ascent, I read that a friend, Marko Stavrik was also interested in Park Mountain. I figured it was high time I tried the route for myself.

 


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