Ascent of Mount Gabb on 2020-07-25

Climber: Powen Ru

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, July 25, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Gabb
    Elevation:13741 ft / 4188 m

Ascent Trip Report

- road hike passing the gate of Pine Creek Pack Station.
- Maintained trail before Honeymoon Lake.
- approach via SE shore is nontrivial, mostly boulder hopping, some class 2.
- Unmaintained trail / open country from Honeymoon Lake to Italy Pass, then Italy Lake.
- snow on ground due to snow shower / hail storm a day before.
- ascent (4h) via SW ridge, not difficult but very tedious, used some easy class 3 moves to avoid walk-around, but occasionally got forced out of ridge by fridge size boulders.
- descent (2h30) via a chute next to the steep S ridge
- headlamp on once I passed the dry land between Toe Lake and Italy Lake.
- bivy under a rock shelter at south shore.
- descent stats include Hilgard next day.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:12085 ft / 3683 m
    Total Elevation Loss:12085 ft / 3682 m
    Round-Trip Distance:30.2 mi / 48.6 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2s3
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Headlamp, Ski Poles, Bivouac
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:8003 ft / 2439 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 6341 ft / 1933 m; Extra: 1662 ft / 506m
    Loss on way in:1662 ft / 506 m
    Distance:13.5 mi / 21.7 km
    Route:SW ridge
    Start Trailhead:Pine Creek TH  7400 ft / 2255 m
    Time:12 Hours 47 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:10423 ft / 3176 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 6341 ft / 1933 m; Extra: 4082 ft / 1244m
    Gain on way out:4082 ft / 1244 m
    Distance:16.7 mi / 26.9 km
    Route:S chute
    End Trailhead:Pine Creek TH  7400 ft / 2255 m
    Time:18 Hours 14 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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