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Ascent of Tower Peak on 1998-08-09

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:Bob Wyka
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, August 9, 1998
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Tower Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:11755 ft / 3582 m

Ascent Trip Report

Bob Wyka and I left one vehicle at Leavitt Meadow, then drove over to Kennedy Meadow where we spent the night in one of the cabins. The next day, we backpacked over to Lunch Meadow, then day hiked Blackhawk Peak via its Northeast Slope route, then continued our backpack to Ruth Lake. On day three, Bob and I day hiked Tower Peak via its class 3 Northwest Chute route, then backpacked out to the car located at Leavitt Meadow.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5855 ft / 1784 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5255 ft / 1601 m
    Round-Trip Distance:38 mi / 61.2 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5855 ft / 1784 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 5155 ft / 1571 m; Extra: 700 ft / 213m
    Loss on way in:700 ft / 213 m
    Distance:21 mi / 33.8 km
    Route:Northwest chute
    Start Trailhead:Kennedy Meadows  6600 ft / 2011 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4555 ft / 1388 m
    Distance:17 mi / 27.4 km
    Route:Northwest chute
    End Trailhead:Leavitt Meadows  7200 ft / 2194 m



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