Ascent of Mount Gilbert on 2015-10-16
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Friday, October 16, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||11120 ft / 3389 m|
Ascent Trip Report Mt Gilbert dominates the view looking up Right Fork Canyon from the glacier lookout point at the Lamoille Canyon turnout.
This glacial horn is bifurcated or divided into two peaks that are separated by a cleft or shallow chute that can be used to gain the connecting ridge and a class 3 scramble to the right (west) for the Mt. Gilbert summit where a large summit cairn is present. A left turn at the ridge (east) leads to the east summit which also has a tall cairn erected.
I used the Right Fork Trail in Camp Lamoille to reach the Mt Gilbert cirque and followed intermittent game trails from there to reach the base of the summit block. Moving west along the base I found the cleft and climbed up to the summit.
The view is unforgettable in all directions!!
The backside of Ruby Dome East looks nothing like the pyramidal shape normally seen from the North, and Seitz Canyon and Seitz Lake look to be just an inviting hike down the ridge. Mt Fitzgerald, Snow Lake Peak, Mt. Silliman, and Mt Mazama round out the Ruby Mountain panorama.
Spring Creek, Nevada
Mt. Gilbert summit cairn (2015-10-16). Photo by Gerry Pennington.
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|Summary Total Data|
| Quality:||8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Scramble|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy|
| Route:||Camp Lamoille trail head|
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