Ascent of Liberty Cap on 2013-06-09

Climber: James Graham

Others in Party:Jeff Golden
John Fatseas
Keegan Young
Nao Takano
Darrin Nicholas
Date:Sunday, June 9, 2013
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Liberty Cap
    Elevation:8500 ft / 2590 m

Ascent Trip Report

Keep pack under 45 pounds. Get to thumb rock as early as you can to hydrate and sleep. Don't camp directly under thumb rock. Check conditions, could be solid ice or consolidated snow. Don't go up into a storm. Prepare to bivy between 13,000 ft and summit. Descend Emmons Glacier.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5268 ft / 1604 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5268 ft / 1605 m
    Round-Trip Distance:14 mi / 22.5 km
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles, Snowshoes, Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4268 ft / 1300 m
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route:Liberty Ridge
    Start Trailhead:White River TH  4232 ft / 1289 m
    Time:1 Days 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:5268 ft / 1605 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 4268 ft / 1301 m; Extra: 1000 ft / 304m
    Gain on way out:1000 ft / 304 m
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route:Liberty Ridge
    End Trailhead:White River TH  4232 ft / 1289 m
    Time:1 Days 

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