Ascent of Kendall Peak on 2015-05-10

Climber: Sandeep Kumar

Date:Sunday, May 10, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Kendall Peak
    Elevation:5784 ft / 1762 m

Ascent Trip Report

Took the PCT on the way up and commonwealth basin trail on the way down. We didn't go up to the katwalk, because all returning hikers mentioned about snow that was difficult to traverse in non-mountaineering boots or without an ice axe.
So, we instead went straight up to the summit via the south-west face about half a mile before the katwalk. The south-west side gets a lot of sun so snow was not a problem.
The summitpost page has a good description of this route straight up to the summit:
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Kendall Ridge. The leftmost is the Kendall peak (2015-05-10). Photo by Sandeep Kumar.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2800 ft / 853 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2800 ft / 853 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10.2 mi / 16.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2800 ft / 853 m
    Distance:5.7 mi / 9.1 km
    Route:PCT Trail
    Start Trailhead:PCT Trailhead  2984 ft / 909 m
    Time:4 Hours 41 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2800 ft / 853 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.3 km
    Route:PCT + CommonWealth
    End Trailhead:PCT Trailhead  2984 ft / 909 m
    Time:2 Hours 27 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Sandeep Kumar
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Note: GPS Tracks may not be accurate, and may not show the best route. Do not follow this route blindly. Conditions change frequently. Use of a GPS unit in the outdoors, even with a pre-loaded track, is no substitute for experience and good judgment. accepts NO responsibility or liability from use of this data.

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Other Photos

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Selfie at the summit! (2015-05-10). Photo by Sandeep Kumar.
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