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Ascent of Gannett Peak on 2021-08-17

Climber: Harvey Sal

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Gannett Peak
    Location:USA-Wyoming
    Elevation:13804 ft / 4207 m

Ascent Trip Report

4 day solo project on Gannett was a success. Took the long Glacier trail approach. Over 50 miles return.

Day 1: TH to Glacier Trail-Downs Fork intersection.
Day 2: Intersection to upper base camp.
Day 3: Summit.
Day 4: Upper base camp to Trailhead (12hrs 30 mins).

The crux at the moment is the section above the bergschrund. It's all icey requiring ice gear. I found the snow bridge crossing the schrund to be soft and narrow, so I avoided it, backtracked and went for the fixed rope that was on the rock wall to the right of the schrund. I used the rock to climb up and around the ice. Class 3/4 climbing with maybe a few Class 5 moves.

On the descent same thing. Hugged the rock all the way down to the fixed rope avoiding the ice. I had two ice axes but still felt uncomfortable using them to come down given the hard ice conditions.

Note:
When coming in from TH to Gannett on the glacier trail, there is a bridge to cross the river if you continue about half a mile down the Downs Fork (around the 16 or 17 mile point) There is no sign saying there is a bridge! So many end up fording the river which is what I did. There is a sign on the other side when you return but none when approaching Gannett.

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    Route:Glacier Trail
    Start Trailhead:Glacier Trail TH  
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