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Ascent of Observation Rock on 2014-08-28

Climber: Kristian Kalsing

Others in Party:Ida Vincent
Date:Thursday, August 28, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Carpool
Peak:Observation Rock
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:8364 ft / 2549 m

Ascent Trip Report

Mountaineers group of four. Leisurely pace, 9.5 hours car-to-car including 30 minutes on the summit.
Ice has started to form with one full pitch of proper ice climbing at the top of the sheet. Used screws for protection on the final pitch.
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One pitch of ice at the top of the North Face (2014-08-28). Photo by Kristian Kalsing.
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Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4427 ft / 1348 m
    Elevation Loss:4427 ft / 1348 m
    Distance:13 mi / 20.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow Climb, Ice Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3974 ft / 1210 m
    Extra Loss:610 ft / 185 m
    Distance:6.5 mi / 10.5 km
    Route:North Face
    Trailhead:Mowich Lake  5000 ft / 1524 m
    Time Up:6 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:3817 ft / 1163 m
    Extra Gain:453 ft / 138 m
    Distance:6.5 mi / 10.5 km
    Trailhead:Mowich Lake  5000 ft / 1524 m
    Time Down:3 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Kristian Kalsing
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