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Ascent of University Peak on 2018-07-17

Climber: Aaron Kissel

Others in Party:Kevin Mauge
Date:Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:University Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:13589 ft / 4141 m

Ascent Trip Report

Long slog up the North Face. Took us about 2 hours to get up from the last lake at 11,400' Started hailing right as we reached the summit so we rushed down but the rock got very wet and slippery making for a dangerous descent. Not for beginners. We did this on our first day so we were at 4,000' at 10am and 13,589' at 4pm. Caused severe altitude sickness for both of us. Class 3
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4500 ft / 1371 m
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Thunderstorm, Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
terrifying
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4500 ft / 1371 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Route:North Face
    Start Trailhead:9089 ft / 2770 m
Descent Statistics



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