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Ascent of Mount Humphreys on 1985-10-06

Climber: Tony Watkin

Others in Party:Karl Gerdes
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, October 6, 1985
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Humphreys
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:13986 ft / 4262 m

Ascent Trip Report

I attempted the SW Face in 1973, but turned back and settled for the North Face, class 4. This time we found a slightly easier route up the face in weather that was rapidly deteriorating.
The wind was blowing very hard and we had trouble throwing the rope down in order to rappel. We succeeded on the fourth try and we were lucky to find our tent in the storm.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2000 ft / 609 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2000 ft / 609 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Grade/Class:II, YDS 5.6
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Rope, Tent Camp
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Windy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2000 ft / 609 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:Southwest Face
    Start Trailhead:Humphreys Basin  11986 ft / 3653 m
    Time:6 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2000 ft / 609 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:North Face
    End Trailhead:Humphreys Basin  11986 ft / 3653 m
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes



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