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Ascent of Harrower Peak on 2018-07-28

Climber: Alex Lennon

Date:Saturday, July 28, 2018
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Harrower Peak
    Location:USA-Wyoming
    Elevation:11000 ft / 3352 m

Ascent Trip Report

Should have brought crampons and an ice axe. I didn't think we'd need them since we could see the entire southwest ridge on the drive in, and it was completely snow-free. Apparently I need to spend more time in the Winds, though, because we were turned around not far above the 10,8xx ft lake by a bulletproof, 30+ degree snow slope with a terrible runout. It was only 100 feet wide but was unsafe to cross without proper gear. The route looked fine after that. Pretty bummed to have made the long hike out there only to be shut down before the actual climb even started. All our backup plans had similar obstacles so Kari and I opted to just head out and rest for the remainder of the weekend.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4300 ft / 1310 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2300 ft / 701 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow Climb
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4300 ft / 1310 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2000 ft / 609 m; Extra: 2300 ft / 701m
    Loss on way in:2300 ft / 701 m
    Start Trailhead:9000 ft / 2743 m
Descent Statistics



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