Ascent of Mount Jefferson on 1981-07-17

Climber: Tony Watkin

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, July 17, 1981
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Jefferson
    Elevation:10497 ft / 3199 m

Ascent Trip Report

Jeff Park Glacier, solo climb. Perfect cramponing on snow and ice, 15 feet of vertical rock crossing the bergschrund.
The summit pinnacle was a bit dicey, very steep and icy. Weather was clear and cool.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4700 ft / 1432 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route:Jeff Park Glacier
    Trailhead:Jefferson Park  5797 ft / 1766 m
    Grade/Class:III, class 4
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb, Ice Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:6 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes

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