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Ascent of Sloan Peak on 2012-08-10

Climber: Vic Hanson

Others in Party:Smiley
Date:Friday, August 10, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Sloan Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:7835 ft / 2388 m

Ascent Trip Report

Great climb, camped on the saddle just before the glacier, checked out the west side then traversed around the glacier and did the corkscrew. Great views with clouds below us, warm weather and good snow.

The 3rd (main) crossing of the creek was the most confusing. There were logs to cross on but we lost the trail on the other side. We went to the right looking for it and spent lots of time searching. The correct way is to go left right on the far bank of the creek and you will soon see a ribbon and the trail. From there on it is clear but not maintained, lots of logs down.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:5935 ft / 1809 m
    Elevation Loss:5935 ft / 1809 m
    Distance:8.6 mi / 13.8 km
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant
Warm and Sunny
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:5935 ft / 1809 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route:Corkscrew
    Trailhead:Mt. Sloan Trailhead  1900 ft / 579 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:5935 ft / 1809 m
    Distance:4.1 mi / 6.6 km
    Route:Corkscrew
    Trailhead:Mt. Sloan Trailhead  1900 ft / 579 m



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