Ascent of East Kinglet Peak on 2013-07-13

Climber: Ben Still

Date:Saturday, July 13, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:East Kinglet Peak
    Elevation:5190 ft / 1581 m

Ascent Trip Report

Fun adventure with Danielle Pratt and Josh Varney, started at Crow Pass trailhead at 6pm friday July 12th, 2013 and hiked over Crow Pass and traversed into Paradise Valley by 8:45pm and bivied here. After morning coffee and pound cake we continued up Paradise Peak and then traversed the ridge to Delgga Mountain. We dropped down to Paradise Pass and then down to Moraine Pass to the base of East Kinglet Peak. We climbed up to the summit of East Kinglet and then traversed the Kinglet ridge over Point 5175 to West Kinglet Peak. From here the ridge became interesting with lots of scrambling and traversing around gendarmes. We eventually made it to Peak 4515 and continued down the ridge to a camp at 2500' near Bird Creek Pass. In the morning we awoke to cloudy conditions and hiked out Bird Creek to Turnagain Arm. Here is a link to some photos:
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1390 ft / 423 m
    Total Elevation Loss:100 ft / 30 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1390 ft / 423 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1290 ft / 393 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Start Trailhead:3900 ft / 1188 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Kinglets (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
 Middle Kinglet Peak2013-07-13 
 Peak 42952013-07-13 
1Paradise Peak2013-07-134677 ft / 1426 m
2Delgga Mountain2013-07-13710 ft / 216 m
3East Kinglet Peak2013-07-131390 ft / 424 m
4West Kinglet Peak2013-07-131000 ft / 305 m
5Peak 45152013-07-131200 ft / 366 m
Total Trip Gain: 8977 ft / 2737 m    Total Trip Loss: 800 ft / 243 m

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