Ascent of Parsons Peak-Northwest Ridge on 2015-08-30
|Others in Party:||Gary Novotny|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, August 30, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Parsons Peak-Northwest Ridge|
| Elevation:||12040 ft / 3669 m|
Ascent Trip ReportSee trip report posted under parent Parsons Peak.
Take-away points for Mariposa: Parsons is one of the easiest high CoHPs. Nothing technical about it, though ice/snow/precipitation could make the slabs and the SE slopes trickier. Main challenges are:
1) Permits - Wilderness permits for the Lyell Canyon trailhead are very hard to get in advance.
2) Access - Tioga Road is only open during summer. It can also close unexpectedly due to intense storms or fires.
3) Location - Shortest route to summit is 11.4 miles from Tuolumne Meadows. Dayhikes are possible, but they would make for a long day.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||610 ft / 185 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||4000 ft / 1219 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||11.7 mi / 18.8 km|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Open Country|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles, Tent Camp|
| Distance:||0.2 mi / 0.4 km|
| Route:||Traverse to Parsons Peak|
| Start Trailhead:||Parsons Peak Summit 12040 ft / 3669 m|
| Loss on way out:||4000 ft / 1219 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 3390 ft / 1033 m; Extra: 610 ft / 185m|
| Gain on way out:||610 ft / 185 m|
| Distance:||11.4 mi / 18.4 km|
| Route:||Ireland Lake/Vogelsang HSC/Rafferty Creek XC|
| End Trailhead:||JMT Trailhead Tuolumne Meadows 8650 ft / 2636 m|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Yosemite 08-15 (1 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 5200 ft / 1585 m Total Trip Loss: 5200 ft / 1585 m
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Mihai Giurgiulescu
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