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Ascent of Granite Mountain on 2011-01-23

Climber: Bri Wilson

Date:Sunday, January 23, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Granite Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:5629 ft / 1715 m

Ascent Trip Report

Ascended the avalanche gully (took a left and headed straight up the mountain) and did not take regular summer switch back trail to avoid being caught in an avalanche or other dangerous terrain conditions. Another party took the "regular" route, but this is not advised and it risky during such conditions. Very windy, cold, and snowy.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3800 ft / 1158 m
    Distance:8.6 mi / 13.8 km
    Route:Trail + "avalanche gully"
    Trailhead:GM trailhead  1829 ft / 557 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Windy, Low Clouds
Quite Wintery



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