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Ascent of Merriam Peak on 2018-08-04

Climber: Rafee Memon

Others in Party:Dan Cervelli (Stayed behind)
Date:Saturday, August 4, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Merriam Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:13103 ft / 3993 m

Ascent Trip Report

Sierra Challenge Day 2 alternate peak. After climbing Royce, I climbed Merriam while Dan descended Royce and rested at the saddle. 40m up, 23m at summit, 30m down, 863ft from the Royce/Merriam saddle. More details in the Royce trip report.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:863 ft / 263 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Very hazy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:863 ft / 263 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:Northwest Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Royce/Merriam Saddle  12240 ft / 3730 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Royce/Merriam

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Royce Peak2018-08-04 a6302 ft / 1921 m
2Merriam Peak2018-08-04 b863 ft / 263 m
Total Trip Gain: 7165 ft / 2184 m    Total Trip Loss: 442 ft / 135 m



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