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Ascent of Wotans Throne on 2016-09-04

Climber: Christopher Wessels

Others in Party:Jon Raimer (Stayed behind)
Christine Raimer (Stayed behind)
Date:Sunday, September 4, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wotans Throne
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:12730 ft / 3880 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Trail Camp en-route to Whitney. I climbed to the left of the chimney, directly against the vertical head-wall (on the west side of the south face). Like the chimney, it's class 3 to 4 here (though Secor says it's just cl. 3). This is a nice climb, reminiscent of Mt. Muir. It's steep and quite exposed, but with solid rock, plenty of holds, and many different line options (some considerably harder than others). I enjoyed this scramble.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:730 ft / 222 m
    Total Elevation Loss:730 ft / 222 m
    Grade/Class:Class 3-4
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:730 ft / 222 m
    Route:South Face
    Start Trailhead:Trail Camp  12000 ft / 3657 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:730 ft / 222 m
    End Trailhead:Trail Camp  12000 ft / 3657 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Whitney with Jon and Christine (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Wotans Throne2016-09-04730 ft / 223 m
2Mount Whitney2016-09-046124 ft / 1867 m
3Keeler Needle2016-09-04239 ft / 73 m
Total Trip Gain: 7093 ft / 2163 m    Total Trip Loss: 7093 ft / 2163 m



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