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Ascent of Forsyth Peak on 2014-07-26

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, July 26, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Forsyth Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:11177 ft / 3406 m

Ascent Trip Report

On day one, I drove up from southern California to the trailhead at Leavitt Meadows, then backpacked in about 6 miles and set up camp next to the Walker River. On day two, I backpacked about 9 miles over Dorothy Pass to the small lake located southwest of Dorothy Lake, then climbed Forsyth Peak via its northwest slope. The climb started off in class 1 terrain, then turned to class 2. Also, the glass register jar was broken, so I placed the register book in a plastic baggie inside the broken jar. Afterwards, I descended the mountain and then backpacked another 3 miles to the south side of Grizzly Peak and set up camp at 9,840' in elevation. Next, I climbed to the saddle located between the two summit of Grizzly Peak, then ascended to the higher, northwest summit. The climb to the top from the saddle has one easy class 3 move, and the rest is loose and slippery class 2 dirt with some rock. In addition, the climb up to the saddle is class 1, and I did not find a summit register. Later, I returned to camp. On day three, I backpacked out about 16.9 miles via Lower Long Lake and Chain of Lakes to the truck at Leavitt Meadows. Also, the Leavitt Meadows trailhead has self issue permits and the hike in and out is relatively easy, although it's a lot of miles. Please see my 07-26-2014 Grizzly Peak trip report for additional trip info.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3980 ft / 1213 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3980 ft / 1213 m
    Round-Trip Distance:37.3 mi / 60 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1-2
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3980 ft / 1213 m
    Distance:16.7 mi / 26.9 km
    Route:See GPS track
    Start Trailhead:Leavitt Meadows/Dorothy Lake   7197 ft / 2193 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3980 ft / 1213 m
    Distance:20.6 mi / 33.2 km
    Route:See GPS track
    End Trailhead:Bond Pass/Leavitt Meadows   7197 ft / 2193 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Greg Gerlach
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