Ascent of Mount Gabb on 2013-08-29

Climber: Dan Baxter

Others in Party:Dennis Poulin -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, August 29, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Gabb
    Elevation:13741 ft / 4188 m

Ascent Trip Report

A two night backpack with Dennis Poulin from Little Lakes Valley. We camped first night at Dade Lake. The ascent up to the North Col just north of Bear Creek Spire as a steep rockfest and slog. It was even harder the second time on the return. In retrospect I wish we had backpacked into Lake Italy - A longer backpack day, but a much more managable ascent day.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6652 ft / 2026 m
    Extra Gain:1580 ft / 481 m
    Round-Trip Distance:16.5 mi / 26.5 km
    Route:SW Ridge via the North Col of Bear Creek Spire
    Trailhead:Rock Creek Trailhead  10249 ft / 3123 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Days 8 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Days 

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