Ascent of Kendall Peak on 2011-09-09

Climber: Chad Straub

Others in Party:Al-Rashid
Date:Friday, September 9, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Kendall Peak
    Elevation:5784 ft / 1762 m

Ascent Trip Report

Joel and I headed up the Commonwealth Basin trail to the PCT juction, then made it to Kendall Peak in just under an hour and a half. The scramble from the trail to the peak is solid, but very steep. Much quicker on the way up than down. The skies were beautiful, yet rather hazy in the distance. Only the top 4000 feet or so of Rainier was visible.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2944 ft / 896 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1944 ft / 592 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2864 ft / 872 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2784 ft / 848 m; Extra: 80 ft / 24m
    Loss on way in:80 ft / 24 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route:Commonwealth Basin Trail / PCT
    Start Trailhead:PCT/Snoqualmie Pass Trailhead  3000 ft / 914 m
    Time:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1864 ft / 568 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1784 ft / 543 m; Extra: 80 ft / 24m
    Gain on way out:80 ft / 24 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route:Commonwealth Basin Trail
    End Trailhead:Commonwealth Basin Trail / PCT Junction  4000 ft / 1219 m
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Kendall Peak to Red Mountain

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Kendall Peak2011-09-092944 ft / 897 m
2Red Mountain2011-09-091890 ft / 576 m
Total Trip Gain: 4834 ft / 1473 m    Total Trip Loss: 4834 ft / 1474 m

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