Ascent of Pilot Knob on 1988-09-03

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:Sierra Club SPS group
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, September 3, 1988
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pilot Knob
    Elevation:12245 ft / 3732 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a four day Sierra Peaks Section trip led by Norm Rohn and Ret Moore; the climb started and ended at the Pine Creek Trailhead and the group went over Pine Creek Pass to climb Four Gables, Pilot Knob, Royce Peak and Merriam Peak. On the third day of the trip, the group hiked from Puppet Lake up the drainage to Alsace Lake, then climbed up to the saddle located east of the peak, then followed the peak's class 2 east ridge to the top. Also, trip stats are for all four ascents.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:10985 ft / 3347 m
    Total Elevation Loss:10985 ft / 3347 m
    Round-Trip Distance:32 mi / 51.5 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Nights Spent:3 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:7085 ft / 2159 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 4645 ft / 1416 m; Extra: 2440 ft / 743m
    Loss on way in:2440 ft / 743 m
    Distance:16 mi / 25.8 km
    Route:Puppet Lake/east ridge
    Start Trailhead:Pine Creek TH/Pine Creek Pass  7600 ft / 2316 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:8545 ft / 2604 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 4645 ft / 1416 m; Extra: 3900 ft / 1188m
    Gain on way out:3900 ft / 1188 m
    Distance:16 mi / 25.8 km
    Route:East ridge/Puppet Lake
    End Trailhead:Pine Creek Pass/Pine Creek TH  7600 ft / 2316 m

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