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Ascent of Mount Gilbert on 2015-10-16

Climber: Gerry Pennington

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, October 16, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Gilbert
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:11120 ft / 3389 m

Ascent Trip Report

Mt Gilbert dominates the view looking up Right Fork Canyon from the glacier lookout point at the Lamoille Canyon turnout.
This glacial horn is bifurcated or divided into two peaks that are separated by a cleft or shallow chute that can be used to gain the connecting ridge and a class 3 scramble to the right (west) for the Mt. Gilbert summit where a large summit cairn is present. A left turn at the ridge (east) leads to the east summit which also has a tall cairn erected.
I used the Right Fork Trail in Camp Lamoille to reach the Mt Gilbert cirque and followed intermittent game trails from there to reach the base of the summit block. Moving west along the base I found the cleft and climbed up to the summit.
The view is unforgettable in all directions!!
The backside of Ruby Dome East looks nothing like the pyramidal shape normally seen from the North, and Seitz Canyon and Seitz Lake look to be just an inviting hike down the ridge. Mt Fitzgerald, Snow Lake Peak, Mt. Silliman, and Mt Mazama round out the Ruby Mountain panorama.
Gerry Pennington
Spring Creek, Nevada
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Mt. Gilbert summit cairn (2015-10-16). Photo by Gerry Pennington.
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Summary Total Data
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Camp Lamoille trail head
Descent Statistics



Other Photos

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Seitz Canyon and Seitz Lake from Mt. Gilbert (2015-10-16). Photo by Gerry Pennington.
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Southeast side of Ruby Dome East (The Pyramid) (2015-10-16). Photo by Gerry Pennington.
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