Ascent of Mount Gayley on 2012-07-07

Climber: Chiky De Las Torres

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, July 7, 2012
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Mount Gayley
    Elevation:13200 ft / 4023 m

Ascent Trip Report

This peak wasn't on my planned itinerary, so I didn't have any information on workable routes to the summit. ADLP and I came over contact pass from the 3rd lake on the north fork and I decided to give it a go, starting from the east. I crossed over to the southwest face through a notch on the south ridge and started making my way up. Eventually, the "route" on the southwest face was getting up into the class 4 range. I felt a little uncomfortable since I was alone, so I bailed, not too far from the summit. It looked like it would have made it if I'd just gone through with a few barely questionable moves, but some of the writeups I found on the web suggested that it may have just gotten worse from there.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
Ascent Part of Trip: Palisades '12 (4 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
2Mount Winchell2012-07-06 
3(Attempt) Mount Gayley2012-07-07 

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