Ascent of King Lear Peak on 2014-03-23

Climber: Caleb Morris

Date:Sunday, March 23, 2014
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:King Lear Peak
    Elevation:8740 ft / 2663 m

Ascent Trip Report

Great snow climb up the route described by Ken and Brad, but ice in what i suspect to be the 4th class section brought our ascent to a halt. Crossed the unlikely ledge and ascended an icy gulley to a section of 60 degree ice that was essentially impassable for me. Awesome 1000 foot glissade back down the northeast canyon.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3200 ft / 975 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.6 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3200 ft / 975 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Start Trailhead:5540 ft / 1688 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:3.4 mi / 5.5 km

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