Ascent of Francs Peak on 2016-09-03

Climber: Alex Lennon

Others in Party:kari cieszkiewicz
Date:Saturday, September 3, 2016
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Francs Peak
    Elevation:12500 ft / 3810 m

Ascent Trip Report

Turned around agonizingly close to the summit, as we became aware of the presence of no fewer than eleven grizzlies on the south ridge. There may have been as many as fifteen, but several ran off before we had time for an official count. We confirmed three sows, four cubs, and four males, the males all exceeding 600 pounds. If you have to turn around, this was as good a reason as any to do so. Very cool zone up here!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4000 ft / 1219 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Stream Ford, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4000 ft / 1219 m
    Start Trailhead:8500 ft / 2590 m
Descent Statistics

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