Ascent of Little Tahoma on 2011-08-12

Climber: Austin D. Smith

Others in Party:Les Zollbrecht -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Mark Smith
Date:Friday, August 12, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Little Tahoma
    Elevation:11138 ft / 3394 m

Ascent Trip Report

Left high camp (located where Meany Crest meets the Fryingpan Glacier) at 6:00 and traversed to Whitman Gap (1.75 hours). Broke for snack on the windy gap (30 minutes) and then traversed to base of final snow headwall (45 minutes). Climbed the snow couloir to the rocky summit (3 hours) arriving at the summit in exactly 6 hours.

Left at 1:00
We made our way back to camp in 5 hours, broke camp and started down by 7:00 PM. Arrived at the trail head at 10:15 and drove home.

This was a 23 hour day!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:7238 ft / 2206 m
    Total Elevation Loss:7238 ft / 2206 m
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Tent Camp
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:7238 ft / 2206 m
    Start Trailhead:Trailhead at Paved Road  3900 ft / 1188 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:7238 ft / 2206 m
    End Trailhead:Trailhead at paved Road  3900 ft / 1188 m

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