Ascent of Merced Peak on 1996-09-01
|Others in Party:||Sierra Club SPS group|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, September 1, 1996|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||11726 ft / 3574 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis 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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