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Ascent of Mount Gardiner on 2011-09-03

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:Daryn Dodge
Shane Smith
Bob Wyka
Date:Saturday, September 3, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Gardiner
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:12907 ft / 3934 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Sixty Lakes Basin, we made our way up to Gardiner's knife edge ridge. Daryn set up a rope and belayed us down a short section of exposed rock, then we made our way along the knife edge ridge and over to the high point without having to use the rope again; also, we did not use the rope on the way back accross the knife edge. Mount Gardiner is rated class 4, but it seemed easier than the rating. I finished the Sierra Club's Sierra Peaks Section list on this peak. Our group ran into John Hooper just below the summit, who also finished the SPS list on Mount Gardiner. This was kind of a double list finish for the both of us.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:9575 ft / 2918 m
    Elevation Loss:12687 ft / 3866 m
    Distance:37 mi / 59.5 km
    Grade/Class:Class 4
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:6975 ft / 2126 m
    Extra Loss:3250 ft / 990 m
    Distance:17.1 mi / 27.5 km
    Route:Northeast chute
    Trailhead:Onion Valley  9182 ft / 2798 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:9437 ft / 2876 m
    Extra Gain:2600 ft / 792 m
    Distance:19.9 mi / 32 km
    Route:Northeast chute
    Trailhead:Baxter Pass trailhead  6070 ft / 1850 m



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