Ascent to Seven Fingered Jack-Narrow gully north of large bench on 2006-09-03

Climber: Jason Lafferry

Others in Party:Denver Lafferry
Date:Sunday, September 3, 2006
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Seven Fingered Jack - Narrow gully north of large bench
    Elevation:8220 ft / 2505 m
    Remaining Elevation:880 ft / 268 m (16% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

3:38 PM PT depart Phelps Creek Trail #1511 at 3500 ft for Leroy Creek Trail (approx 3.2 miles).
5:06 PM PT depart Leroy Creek - Carne Mountain trail #1512 for campsites at middle basin (approx 2.0 miles).
6:27 PM PT arrived at lower campsites (approx 1.50 miles, 5200 ft).
6:38 PM PT ascended another quarter mile and stopped to refill water for next day's climb and realized we forgot water filter/treatment.
7:07 PM PT returned to lower campsites for overnight stay.

4.95 TTL daily mileage, 2712 calories burned.

Used half of our fuel to boil one gallon of water. Another group of climbers offered to let us use their filter.

8:01 AM PT depart lower campsite for summit attempt via Southwest slope approach.
1:30 PM PT turned around at narrow gully north (approx 8220 ft) of large bench (7800 ft). Slightly off trail. Very loose conditions. We approached the gully on the right of the ice field. Trail follows left of the ice field.
4:15 PM PT returned to lower campsite via prominent gully descent.
5:15 PM PT Packed up camp and departed for the car.
8:38 PM PT Arrived at car.

9.6 TTL daily mileage, 8720 calories burned.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4720 ft / 1438 m
    Round-Trip Distance:14 mi / 22.5 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4720 ft / 1438 m
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route:South Slope Approach
    Start Trailhead:Phelps Creek trailhead  3500 ft / 1066 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route:Prominent Gully
    End Trailhead:Narrow gully north of large bench  8220 ft / 2505 m

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