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Ascent of Finney Peak on 2013-06-30

Climber: Bryan Kraai

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, June 30, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Finney Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:8110 ft / 2471 m

Ascent Trip Report

Came here from Baldy MT. Traversed the Baldy Ridge and then dropped down into Finney Basin just northeast of the biggest lake. Then to the upper lake and up to the north ridge of Finney. Dropped down to the west side of the pass and I ascended the big gully just below the west ridge. A lot of folks take the easier west ridge to the summit. Gully has a mix of rocks from big and stable to loose talus and ankle rollers. The west most highpoint is the highest, despite what the topo wants to say. I dropped down via the west ridge and retraced my steps into the basin.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2000 ft / 609 m
    Total Elevation Loss:700 ft / 213 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2000 ft / 609 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1300 ft / 396 m; Extra: 700 ft / 213m
    Loss on way in:700 ft / 213 m
    Start Trailhead:6810 ft / 2075 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Sawtooth 3 (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Baldy Mountain2013-06-30 a1056 ft / 322 m
2Finney Peak2013-06-30 b2000 ft / 610 m
3Star Peak2013-06-30 c2123 ft / 647 m
Total Trip Gain: 5179 ft / 1579 m    Total Trip Loss: 900 ft / 273 m



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