Crown Peak (Porcupine Loop)

Interesting Facts: 

I have no idea who named "Crown Peak". I assume it's named in theme with the nearby official "Tiara Peak". If you squint and use your imagination some of the rock outcrops in the area could be tines on a crown but you really have to be imaginative to see that.

Trip Category: 
OT - Off-Trail Hiking
Technical Difficulty Level: 
4
Endurance Level: 
High
YDS Class: 
Hiking

Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, May 19, 2018

"Crown Peak" is probably the most questionable summit that Wietse and I claimed on our fantastic Porcupine Loop ridge scramble on May 19, 2018. I got the name off the Gaia base map I used to plan our trip, which actually had two summits under the "crown" moniker, both a "West" and an "East" - which I definitely think is pushing the limits of random summit naming and claiming! The reason we claimed it is simple. It's a LONG way from the road, it's higher than anything we stood on up to that point and it's distinct enough from its neighboring peaks to justify its own page. Again, YMMV. It's the Internet - we all get an opinion! cheeky

 


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Summit Elevation (m): 
2,300
Summit Elevation (ft): 
7,545
Elevation Gain (m): 
1700
Round Trip Time: 
10.50
Total Distance (km): 
21.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 2 : you fall, you sprain your wrist
Difficulty Notes: 

From Porcupine Tower the ridge to Crown Peak West and East is pretty straightforward and easy.