Ascent of Mount Conness on 2014-08-23

Climber: Nabeel Saeed

Date:Saturday, August 23, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Conness
    Elevation:12590 ft / 3837 m

Ascent Trip Report

Spectacular dayhike out of Tuolumne meadows, past Young Lakes up the south slope to the summit. There's a trail pretty much the whole way to the summit, although some stretches over scree are tedious slogs, esp after the last marshy lake, where going up was hell, but coming down was a breeze. Perfect weather at the summit, where we stayed an hour. The summit block is great fun with thrilling exposure!
On the way back we took the saddle east of Ragged peak and then aimed straight south until we hit the trail. This was a very fun and scenic shortcut! Upon reaching it, you have a very gentle descent with a panorama of the cathedral range in front of you. Although steep on the lakes side,this shortcut is highly recommended!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6056 ft / 1845 m
    Total Elevation Loss:6056 ft / 1845 m
    Round-Trip Distance:18 mi / 29 km
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4856 ft / 1480 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 4006 ft / 1221 m; Extra: 850 ft / 259m
    Loss on way in:850 ft / 259 m
    Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Start Trailhead:Lembert Dome TH  8584 ft / 2616 m
    Time:5 Hours 50 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:5206 ft / 1586 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 4006 ft / 1221 m; Extra: 1200 ft / 365m
    Gain on way out:1200 ft / 365 m
    Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    End Trailhead:8584 ft / 2616 m
    Time:4 Hours 5 Minutes

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