Ascent of Diamond Head on 2016-01-01

Climber: Diana Yuen

Others in Party:Matt Kurjanowicz -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Friday, January 1, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Diamond Head
    Elevation:5915 ft / 1802 m

Ascent Trip Report

Tronson Meadow Trail to Upper Tronsen Trail to Lillabie Tie Trail. Ascend the ridge to the 5500' bench, and to the summit. Snow was dry, temps ranged from 2F to 38F (summit inversion). No winds. Good powder from previous week's storm. Huge surface hoar layer.
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Looking to the summit of Diamond Head from the 5500' bench (2016-01-01). Photo by Diana Yuen.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2346 ft / 714 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2215 ft / 675 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Skis, Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Clear
Freezing to summit inversion, sunny and clear, no wind or precip.
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2284 ft / 696 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2215 ft / 675 m; Extra: 69 ft / 21m
    Loss on way in:69 ft / 21 m
    Distance:5.6 mi / 9 km
    Start Trailhead:3700 ft / 1127 m
    Time:3 Hours 27 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2146 ft / 654 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2084 ft / 635 m; Extra: 62 ft / 18m
    Gain on way out:62 ft / 18 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    End Trailhead:3831 ft / 1167 m
    Time:1 Hours 9 Minutes

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