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Ascent of Crystal Crag on 2019-09-01

Climber: Jared Shaw

Others in Party:Dave Stimson
SMC Guide
Date:Sunday, September 1, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Crystal Crag
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:10377 ft / 3162 m

Ascent Trip Report

My first multi-pitch ascent. 5.7 rated route. Guided by Dave Stimson of Sierra Mountain Center. Labor day crowds were large as there were multiple parties on the same route. Great weather the entire day. The overall objective of the climb was to train on an easier multi-pitch route in preparation for a climb on Temple Crag the following day. I learned various climbing techniques, including how to clean the protection on each pitch and transition from pitch to pitch with gear transition and belay setup. It was a fun day overall. The big payoffs with Crystal Crag are the beautiful lake views and the massive quartz deposits on the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:5.7
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Rope, Guide
    Weather:Pleasant, Clear



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