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Ascent of Quartz Mountain on 2012-02-14

Climber: Chad Painter

Others in Party:KM
Date:Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Quartz Mountain
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:3200 ft / 975 m

Ascent Trip Report

Late start, variable snow conditions, route finding, and running out of daylight conspired against us. Went up road then trail towards Lake Blethen, left trail at about 2900' after third stream crossing. Crossed Quartz Creek about 2550', climbed south towards basin between Quartz and Bessequartz. Poor visibility affected routefinding
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2720 ft / 828 m
    Total Elevation Loss:700 ft / 212 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2370 ft / 722 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2020 ft / 616 m; Extra: 350 ft / 106m
    Loss on way in:350 ft / 106 m
    Start Trailhead:1180 ft / 359 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:350 ft / 106 m
    Gain on way out:350 ft / 106 m



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