Ascent of Lyon Peak on 1987-09-20

Climber: John E Sarna

Others in Party:18 hikers on this Sierra Club outing I led
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, September 20, 1987
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Lyon Peak
    Elevation:8891 ft / 2709 m

Ascent Trip Report

Starting from Needle Pk, it was and easy but long ramble to get to Lyon, mostly loose scree, even on top of ridge
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2100 ft / 639 m
    Distance:5.6 mi / 9 km
    Grade/Class:Cl 2
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:400 ft / 121 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.5 km
    Route:along ridge from East
    Trailhead:Needle Peak  8491 ft / 2588 m
Descent Statistics
    Extra Gain:1700 ft / 518 m
    Distance:4.7 mi / 7.6 km
    Route:west along ridge then trail to High Camp
    Trailhead:High Camp  
Ascent Part of Trip: GraniteC-N-Lyon (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Granite Chief1987-09-20
2Needle Peak1987-09-20
3Lyon Peak1987-09-20

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