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Ascent of Mount Stanford on 1994-08-16

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:Barbara Cohen
Asher Waxman
Jim Fujimoto
Dan Richter
Erik Siering
Willie Richter
Leslie Hofherr
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, August 16, 1994
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Stanford
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:13973 ft / 4258 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was day 4 of a 9 day backpack trip to climb 8 peaks along the King-Kern Divide that are on the SPS list. From Lake South America, we day hiked cross country up to Harrison Pass and then up the slope to the top of Gregory's Monument. Next, the group climbed the peak's class 3 south ridge to the top, using a rope at an eight foot or so high exposed drop-off along the way. In addition, we used the rope to protect the climb back up the drop-off on the return trip.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2125 ft / 647 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2125 ft / 647 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2125 ft / 647 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:Gregory's Monument/south ridge
    Start Trailhead:Lake South America  11848 ft / 3611 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2125 ft / 647 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:S ridge/Gregory's Monument
    End Trailhead:Lake South America  11848 ft / 3611 m



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