Ascent to Keeler Needle-Just below summit block on 2014-07-22

Climber: Albert Wolff

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Keeler Needle - Just below summit block
    Elevation:14230 ft / 4337 m
    Remaining Elevation:9 ft / 3 m (6% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Turned back right at summit block which would have been a very exposed jump onto a narrow block in high wind. Attempted after Mt Whiney summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:136 ft / 41 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:Scramble from Mt. WhitneyTrail
    Trailhead:Mt. Whitney Trail  14094 ft / 4295 m
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Weather:Cold, Very Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:13 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:9 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Mt. Whitney (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
2(Attempt) Keeler Needle2014-07-22136 ft / 41 m
Total Trip Gain: 136 ft / 41 m    Total Trip Loss: 136 ft / 41 m

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