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Ascent of McClellan Peak on 2014-08-17

Climber: Chad Straub

Others in Party:Colin Tasker
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, August 17, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:McClellan Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:8364 ft / 2549 m

Ascent Trip Report

After turning back near The Temple, we attempted this one without beta. The prong looked decent, but we weren't sure if it would go. We took a col near the west end of the ridge, and gained the summit after dropping down the back (south) side.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2929 ft / 892 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2234 ft / 680 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.7 mi / 6 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2229 ft / 679 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1579 ft / 481 m; Extra: 650 ft / 198m
    Loss on way in:650 ft / 198 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.6 km
    Route:West Col
    Start Trailhead:Lake Viviane  6785 ft / 2068 m
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1584 ft / 482 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 884 ft / 270 m; Extra: 700 ft / 213m
    Gain on way out:700 ft / 213 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:West col
    End Trailhead:Enchantments High Camp  7480 ft / 2279 m
    Time:2 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: 2014 Enchantments (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1(Attempt) Enchantment Peak2014-08-125758 ft / 1755 m
2Little Annapurna2014-08-15922 ft / 281 m
3Dragontail Peak2014-08-151160 ft / 354 m
4(Attempt) Colchuck Peak2014-08-151188 ft / 362 m
5Cannon Mountain2014-08-162558 ft / 780 m
6(Attempt) The Temple2014-08-171697 ft / 517 m
7McClellan Peak2014-08-172929 ft / 893 m
Total Trip Gain: 16212 ft / 4942 m    Total Trip Loss: 12170 ft / 3709 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Chad Straub
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