Ascent of Whorl Mountain on 2015-07-28
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 28, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||12033 ft / 3667 m|
Ascent Trip ReportChockstone was passable, but I took the Chute #2 apex variation to ridge traverse on the way up. Supposedly, topping out on Chute #2 is class 3, but it seemed to me that the last move or two before the chute-top was class 4 (a narrow crack up an otherwise smooth slab, with one flake for a handhold).
I think Chute #2 in general is more interesting (but hardly more difficult) than #1, except near the top. There's an easy place to traverse from #1 to #2 about halfway up--which is a nice alternative, since the first chute is basically just class 2.
Looking north to Matterhorn Peak from the summit of Whorl Mountain (2015-07-28). Photo by Christopher Wessels.
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|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1233 ft / 374 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||5206 ft / 1586 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 3|
| Quality:||7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Snow on Ground, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Headlamp, Tent Camp|
| Gain on way in:||1033 ft / 314 m|
| Route:||Southeast Face|
| Start Trailhead:||Base camp: night two 11000 ft / 3352 m|
| Loss on way out:||5206 ft / 1586 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 5006 ft / 1526 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m|
| Gain on way out:||200 ft / 60 m|
| Route:||High Route|
| End Trailhead:||Robinson Creek 7027 ft / 2141 m|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Solo multi-day: year two, Twin Lakes (2 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 8286 ft / 2525 m Total Trip Loss: 8286 ft / 2526 m
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