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Ascent of California Peak on 2012-07-18

Climber: Kevin Downie

Others in Party:Matt Grean
Date:Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:California Peak
    Location:USA-Alaska
    Elevation:4974 ft / 1516 m

Ascent Trip Report

We climbed California peak by doing a full ridge traverse. Our initial intent was to climb Raggedtop via Crow pass up a ridge to peak 4805 and then follow the ridge south to Ragged top. The NW ridge to Ragged top still had quite a bit of snow and the conditions didn't appear safe so we decided to continue directly W. towards Fishs Breath, California Peak, around to peak 4000 and descend down to the trail. It was a long rather epic day with a bit of a scramble descending from peak 4805, but in the end a great trip. I wish I knew the total distance and elevation gained.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear



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