Ascent of Palisade Crest on 2000-07-02

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:CMC group
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, July 2, 2000
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Palisade Crest
    Elevation:13553 ft / 4130 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a California Mountaineering Club trip led by Nile Sorenson and Bill Oliver. On day one, we backpacked from the Big Pine Creek trailhead to our camp at Elinore Lake. On day two, we made our way up to Scimitar Pass, then traversed along the peak's class 3 northwest ridge to a notch, where the leaders set up a rope and belayed the group up a 160', class 4 sloping slab; from the top of the slab, the summit was a class 3 scramble. On day 3, we backpacked back out to the vehicles.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6160 ft / 1876 m
    Extra Gain:200 ft / 60 m
    Round-Trip Distance:15 mi / 24.1 km
    Route:Scimitar Pass/NW Ridge
    Trailhead:Big Pine Creek trailhead  7793 ft / 2375 m
    Grade/Class:Class 3-4
    Route Conditions:
Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads

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