Ascent of Wheeler Peak on 2015-04-30

Climber: Alex Lennon

Date:Thursday, April 30, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wheeler Peak
    Elevation:13063 ft / 3981 m

Ascent Trip Report

Longer than the typical Wheeler hike due to road/snow conditions up high. The hike from Upper Lehman Creek to the 'true' trailhead is very cool in its own right, though. The higher portions of the climb were spectacular, and definitely tiring as well- the steepness was sustained, and there were stretches of significant postholing. View from the summit is amazing. I made sure to make the quick detour down from the summit to the top of the Cirque. Really crazy to think that this place is in Nevada, and I really want to check out the rest of the park too!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5311 ft / 1618 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5311 ft / 1618 m
    Start Trailhead:7752 ft / 2362 m
Descent Statistics

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