Ascent of False White Mountain on 2020-08-11

Climber: Andrew Schaper

Date:Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:False White Mountain
    Elevation:12002 ft / 3658 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at the Gardinsky trailhead and headed down the slope to the west to save some time and take a short cut. I got my shoes a bit wet trying to jump the 8-9 foot wide creeks. Not many good spots to cross in this area. Then we headed northwest up to the knob thinking it was a ridge. We downclimbed a little and found an unmaintained trail showing up on my Garmin watch. We then went around the west side of the furthest west lake and headed up the boulder field to the south. We headed to the false ridge that appears to be the tallest mountain in the area, but it wasn't and we had to traverse along the crest to the top. There's an easy Class 2 chute up the center of the summit block that we took. We downclimbed to the south around the ridge and around the eastern part of the highest glacier. This is when the T-storms started forming above us at 12:00. Instead of going back to the lake we came from, we took a ravine with huge boulders and stuck to the south side of the ravine to mostly avoid them. We followed the creek along a trail right next to it. As we were about to cross the meadow near the car, we were hit with 1/3" hail and rushed back.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2655 ft / 809 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2655 ft / 809 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.4 mi / 10.3 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Scramble
    Weather:Thunderstorm, Pleasant, Breezy, Overcast
Sunny and warm in the morning turned to T-Storms and Hail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2655 ft / 809 m
    Distance:3.3 mi / 5.3 km
    Start Trailhead:9347 ft / 2848 m
    Time:0 Days 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2655 ft / 809 m
    Distance:3.1 mi / 5 km
    End Trailhead:9347 ft / 2848 m
    Time:0 Days 2 Hours 20 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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