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Ascent of Bloody Mountain on 2016-05-28

Climber: Sandy Lara

Date:Saturday, May 28, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bloody Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:12552 ft / 3825 m

Ascent Trip Report

Snow climb with Jack Kieffer, Peter Lara, and Nile Sorenson. Camped at Laurel Lake (the biggest one) after 4.5mi backpack up on road. Snow started around 9500'. Camped on dirt with snow around. Climbed up Bloody Couloir, summit at 11:15am. Descended NE ridge, then glissaded down a couple of slopes and went down a scree slope to get back to mine road that we started on. Packed up and hiked out. Couloir was mostly crusty on top, soft layer in the middle (difficult to get purchase when steep), and hard layer under, but not consistent throughout. Small cornice on summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5000 ft / 1524 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5000 ft / 1524 m
    Distance:13 mi / 20.9 km
    Start Trailhead:7552 ft / 2301 m
Descent Statistics



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