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Ascent of Charleston Peak on 1988-06-04

Climber: John E Sarna

Others in Party:Sierra Club Outing led by Tina Stough
Date:Saturday, June 4, 1988
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Charleston Peak
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:11916 ft / 3631 m

Ascent Trip Report

carried packs past spring after filling up with water (I only brought 2 liters but did well due to lots of snow along route up higher, which also impeded progress and made ice axe and gaiters useful); it would have been ideal to camp at spring, but we continued to the top of the ridge, dropped packs and traversed southern side of peak, then climbed 1000' up to top, where American Flag and weather station greeted us, then back to a windy, cold camp.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4000 ft / 1219 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4000 ft / 1219 m
    Round-Trip Distance:18 mi / 29 km
    Grade/Class:Cl 2
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4000 ft / 1219 m
    Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Route:from Deer Creek Trailhead
    Start Trailhead:Deer Creek Trailhead  7916 ft / 2412 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4000 ft / 1219 m
    Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    End Trailhead:Deer Creek Trailhead  7916 ft / 2412 m



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