Ascent of Little Tahoma on 2011-08-11

Climber: Les Zollbrecht

Others in Party:Shoshon Tama-Sweet
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, August 11, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Little Tahoma
    Elevation:11138 ft / 3394 m

Ascent Trip Report

Left Summerland at 5:00 hiking and meandering up the mountain. Summitted the high point on the Whitman Crest and realized that Little T's summit was possible. Descended to the Whitman Glacier and arrived at the summit at 4:24PM. The route was in incredible shape--virtually no crevasses to navigate and the snow was solid (45 degree)up to rock band at 10,300. Used a rope for glacial travel and to belay partner up final 25 feet to summit. Descended through Whitman Gap and to a high camp along the lateral ridge of the Frying Pan Glacier. Arrived at 6:30pm.

Repeated the Frying Pan Glacier Route the following day with other friends!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:7638 ft / 2328 m
    Total Elevation Loss:7638 ft / 2327 m
    Grade/Class:Class 4 rock
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:7638 ft / 2328 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 7238 ft / 2206 m; Extra: 400 ft / 121m
    Loss on way in:400 ft / 121 m
    Start Trailhead:Fryingpan Creek  3900 ft / 1188 m
    Time:2 Days 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:7238 ft / 2206 m
    End Trailhead:Fryingpan Creek  3900 ft / 1188 m
    Time:2 Hours 

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