Ascent of Point Powell on 2010-09-11

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:Bob Wyka
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, September 11, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Point Powell
    Elevation:13360 ft / 4072 m

Ascent Trip Report

On day one, Bob and I backpacked from Lake Sabrina to Baboon Lake and set up camp. On day two, we climbed the peak by way of its class 2 Southeast Chute route, Eckert Variation. Bob and I made our way up to Sunset Lake and then over to and up the glacier to the Powell-Thompson Col; we managed to ascend the glacier without an ice ax or crampons because there was exposed rocks and rock debris on the ice to walk on. Next, we followed a sandy ledge to the peak's southeast chute, then made our way up the chute to the summit. Afterwards, we returned to camp following our ascent route, then backpacked out to the vehicle.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4435 ft / 1351 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Round-Trip Distance:17 mi / 27.4 km
    Route:SE chute-Eckert variation
    Trailhead:Lake Sabrina/Baboon Lake  9125 ft / 2781 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads

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