Ascent of Dromedary Peak on 1999-06-13

Climber: James Barlow

Others in Party:Keith Stevens
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, June 13, 1999
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Dromedary Peak
    Elevation:11107 ft / 3385 m

Ascent Trip Report

This day was one of the best single days of climbing we did in the summer of '99. Keith, Don S, and I climbed up Tanners Gulch to Tanners Pass. From there we hoped to climb Sunrise Peak (11,275). When we began climbing, we were having more problems slipping than when Duane and I climbed Tanners Gulch in May, so we put crampons on near the bottom. This quickly solved the problem, and we continued toward the pass. It was sunny the whole day, making for softer snow. We had lunch on the pass between Sunrise and Dromedary Peak (11,107). After lunch, we headed west toward Sunrise. It was easier than the first time, because I knew which way to go around certain rock obstacles. After lunch and pictures on the summit, we all headed toward the pass. Just before arriving at the pass, Keith came up with the idea of climbing Dromedary peak also. I agreed, but Don decided to wait at the pass for us to top out and come back down. The route from the pass to Dromedary was trickier than the route up Sunrise, and a little bit more fun. After some quick pictures on the summit, Keith and I headed back down to meet Don and go home. Once again, the slide down Tanners Gulch took very little time, and we were back at the car in less than 45 minutes. Just near the bottom, along the streambed, I almost ran into a rattlesnake, but went around it and let Don and Keith know where it was. This was deifnitely one of the best climbs of the summer.

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Sunrise Peak as seen from the summit of Dromedary Peak on an early summer ascent (1999-06-13). Photo by James Barlow.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:387 ft / 117 m
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:387 ft / 117 m
    Route:Southwest Ridge
    Start Trailhead:10720 ft / 3267 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Sunrise/Dromedary 6/99

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Sunrise Peak1999-06-13 a4075 ft / 1242 m
2Dromedary Peak1999-06-13 b387 ft / 118 m
Total Trip Gain: 4462 ft / 1360 m

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