Ascent of Merced Peak on 1996-09-01

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:Sierra Club SPS group
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, September 1, 1996
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Merced Peak
    Elevation:11726 ft / 3574 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a SPS sponsored trip led by Alan Conrad and Bob Wyka. On day one, the group backpacked about 14 miles to Lower Ottoway Lake; on day two, the group climbed Red Peak via its class 2 south ridge from Red Peak Pass and Merced Peak via its class 2 north ridge from the Ottoway/Merced Peaks pass; and, on day three, we hiked out to the vehicles. Also, trip stats include ascents of both peaks.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:8145 ft / 2481 m
    Extra Gain:1850 ft / 563 m
    Round-Trip Distance:38.8 mi / 62.4 km
    Route:North ridge
    Trailhead:Mono Meadows  7281 ft / 2219 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads

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