Ascent of East Sleeper on 2013-11-23

Climber: David Thibaudeau

Date:Saturday, November 23, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:East Sleeper
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3840 ft / 1170 m

Ascent Trip Report

The path from Middle to East Sleeper was a little bit of a interesting time. We ended up getting separated from one of our group members. He ended up running to the base of the slide off of South and took us an hour to find him. He ended up not being allowed to pull up the back of the group anymore and had to stay in the middle or the front lol. We got to East Sleeper, celebrated my buddies completion of the NEHH with a bottle of champagne and then made our way down. All was good until we had to cross the river......11 times.

It was just getting dark when we finally made it to the river crossings that were technical. It really slowed us down having to find crossings, lose polls then find them down the river, and wait for everyone to cross. We had a lot of icy rocks and most of us took to just using the rocks that were slightly submerged, as they would not be slippery or slick. Always glad to have leather boots for these occasions. The going was dicey here and there but we made it down eventually. We only had one person fall into the river and it wasn't so bad except he hit his knee on a rock.

We finally made it to the parking lot and heading to the Moat for more drinking and celebrating!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:176 ft / 54 m
    Elevation Loss:2576 ft / 785 m
    Distance:9.3 mi / 15 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Frigid, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:176 ft / 54 m
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Route:Kate Sleeper Trail
    Trailhead:Middle Tripyramid  4016 ft / 1224 m
    Time Up:3 Hours 12 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2576 ft / 785 m
    Distance:6.5 mi / 10.5 km
    Route:Downes Brook Trail
    Trailhead:Downes Brook TH  1264 ft / 385 m
    Time Down:4 Hours 2 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Tri/Sleeper (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1North Tripyramid2013-11-23
2Middle Tripyramid2013-11-23
3East Sleeper2013-11-23
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by David Thibaudeau
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