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Ascent to Palisade Crest-Near the notch on 2016-07-25

Climber: James Barlow

Others in Party:Keith Christensen
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, July 25, 2016
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Palisade Crest - Near the notch
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:13400 ft / 4084 m
    Remaining Elevation:153 ft / 46 m (4% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Keith and I just could not find the descent spot to get down to the notch to even get to the 4th class pitch. I think I know where we did not go down a very exposed knife-edge that must have been the route... The talus/scree/sand slog up from Elinore Lake is not something that I am excited to repeat. The mosquitoes near Willow Lake were out of control - another thing I am not looking forward to repeating. I hauled a 60m rope all the way up this thing only to pack it down unused, sigh... It was an otherwise wonderful weekend and we had two really beautiful campsites in the stunning range of light! Pics
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3700 ft / 1127 m
    Total Elevation Loss:300 ft / 91 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Headlamp, Ski Poles, Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3700 ft / 1127 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3400 ft / 1036 m; Extra: 300 ft / 91m
    Loss on way in:300 ft / 91 m
    Route:NW Ridge
    Start Trailhead:10000 ft / 3048 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Palisades '16 (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
 (Attempt) Palisade Crest2016-07-253700 ft / 1128 m
1Norman Clyde Peak2016-07-246615 ft / 2016 m
Total Trip Gain: 10315 ft / 3144 m    Total Trip Loss: 700 ft / 213 m



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