Ascent of Koip Peak on 2018-09-08

Climber: BMS 914

Others in Party:Anji Cerney
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, September 8, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Koip Peak
    Elevation:12962 ft / 3950 m

Ascent Trip Report

For the first part of this trip, please see my entry under Parker Peak.

From Parker Pass, our route up to Koip was fairly straightforward. We headed across a broad field of relatively level talus, and began working our way up runoff channels or faint game trails toward the summit of our nearby objective. Anji and I separated a little here, as I opted for a more westerly micro-route, while she worked her way up perhaps 150 meters to the East of my position. In the end we met up again a short time before the summit, just above the wreckage of a WWII-era B-24 bomber. The path up to Koip Peak was along a talus ridge, going Class 2 the rest of the way.

The summit featured some interesting views of nearby Kuna Peak, the Kuna Glacier, and the area of the Sierra near Mount Lyell (12000'+ peaks) to the Southwest. We didn't stay long, as our third peak of the day (Kuna) was not far away. We began the descent Southwest amid a lot of very jagged, broken granite. The terrain was rugged and steep in places, but nothing more than Class 2 light scrambling needed during the 16 minute descent to the saddle with Kuna Peak.

For the continuation of this trip, please see the report under Kuna Peak. GPS track shown is for the entire outing.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:694 ft / 211 m
    Total Elevation Loss:202 ft / 61 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Clear and sunny
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:690 ft / 210 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 689 ft / 210 m; Extra: 1 ft / 0m
    Loss on way in:1 ft / 0 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:East Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Saddle with Parker Peak  12273 ft / 3740 m
    Time:38 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:201 ft / 61 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 197 ft / 60 m; Extra: 4 ft / 1m
    Gain on way out:4 ft / 1 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:Southwest Ridge
    End Trailhead:Saddle with Kuna Peak  12765 ft / 3890 m
    Time:16 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: ParkerKoipKuna  (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Parker Peak2018-09-08 a3698 ft / 1127 m
2Koip Peak2018-09-08 b694 ft / 212 m
3Kuna Peak2018-09-08 c237 ft / 72 m
4Koip Peak2018-09-08 d727 ft / 222 m
Total Trip Gain: 5356 ft / 1633 m    Total Trip Loss: 5356 ft / 1632 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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