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Ascent of Birch Mountain on 2017-07-29

Climber: Robert Bortolin

Others in Party:Jason Seieroe
Neal Robbins
Lisa Miyake
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, July 29, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Birch Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:13602 ft / 4145 m

Ascent Trip Report

Depart lake just before sunrise, scrambling around and up to the West face. Crampon up ~1000', then over to rock to scramble to the summit as the snow thinned and got crappy.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles, Tent Camp
Ascent Part of Trip: Birch (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Birch Mountain2017-07-29 
2The Thumb2017-07-29 



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