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Ascent of Whorl Mountain on 1995-09-16

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:Patty Klein
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, September 16, 1995
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Whorl Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:12033 ft / 3667 m

Ascent Trip Report

On day one, Patty and I backpacked from Twin Lakes over Horse Creek Pass and down the other side, then set up camp along upper Spiller Creek. On day two, we climbed Whorl Mountain via its class 3 Southeast Chute Route following Secor's guidebook directions. On day three, Patty stayed in camp while I soloed Virginia and Twin Peaks. On day four, we backpacked out to the vehicle. Trip stats include ascents of all three peaks.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:9300 ft / 2833 m
    Total Elevation Loss:9300 ft / 2834 m
    Round-Trip Distance:29.6 mi / 47.6 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Nights Spent:3 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5655 ft / 1723 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 4935 ft / 1504 m; Extra: 720 ft / 219m
    Loss on way in:720 ft / 219 m
    Distance:10.8 mi / 17.4 km
    Route:Horse Creek Pass/SE Chute
    Start Trailhead:Mono Village/Twin Lakes  7098 ft / 2163 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:8580 ft / 2615 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 4935 ft / 1504 m; Extra: 3645 ft / 1110m
    Gain on way out:3645 ft / 1110 m
    Distance:18.8 mi / 30.3 km
    Route:SE Chute/Horse Creek Pass
    End Trailhead:Mono Village/Twin Lakes  7098 ft / 2163 m



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