Ascent of Mount Conness on 2011-08-27

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Harlan Stockman
Jana Rydlova
Date:Saturday, August 27, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Conness
    Elevation:12590 ft / 3837 m

Ascent Trip Report

The trail starts out as the route through the Sawmill Campground and continues to and past the Experimental Station. Right as it starts to descend around 10,200 was where we took off to Alpine Lake. Beyond that, I'm not sure where the trail goes. The terrain up to the lake is steep, but relatively open and there are many possible routes (more than one of which are cairned). Beyond the lake, one needs to head north-northwest to the ridge (to avoid the snow). From the ridge there is a clearly cairned route going over the 12360+' peak. From that peak, the ridge drops about 120' before climbing the final ridge. The final ridge is class 2, but spots are knife-edged with significant exposure on both sides.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3280 ft / 999 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3280 ft / 998 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.8 mi / 14.2 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3030 ft / 923 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2830 ft / 863 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m
    Loss on way in:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 6.9 km
    Route:East ridge
    Start Trailhead:Sawmill Campground  9760 ft / 2974 m
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3080 ft / 938 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2830 ft / 863 m; Extra: 250 ft / 76m
    Gain on way out:250 ft / 76 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route:East ridge
    End Trailhead:Sawmill Campground  9760 ft / 2974 m
    Time:3 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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