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Ascent of Black Kaweah on 2008-08-03

Climber: Lisa Barboza

Date:Sunday, August 3, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Black Kaweah
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:13680 ft / 4169 m

Ascent Trip Report

From our camp at 11,800, camped next to small tarns. We ascended the normal route, up the Southwest Face. There was much loose rock. The summit register dated back to 1924 and was filled with climbing luminaries. A great climb. With Samantha Olson and Remy Goglio.

The summit offers fantastic views. This peak is not climbed often.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2500 ft / 762 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.6 mi / 7.4 km
    Trailhead:11180 ft / 3407 m
    Grade/Class:CL3
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
Ascent Part of Trip: 8/2/2008 Kaweahs (4 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
 Mount Kaweah2008-08-028290 ft / 2527 m
2Black Kaweah2008-08-032500 ft / 762 m
Total Trip Gain: 10790 ft / 3289 m    Total Trip Loss: 10790 ft / 3289 m



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