Ascent of Wolfs Head on 2017-07-21
|Others in Party:||Alex Randolph|
|Date:||Friday, July 21, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||12160 ft / 3706 m|
Ascent Trip ReportApproach from Big Sandy. Camp on Jackass pass. Late start with morning thunderstorms but day was beautiful. Got to the East ridge with some wet 5.9+ climbing up grassy ledges to the ridge by 2pm. Once on the ridge climbing was sublime. Narrow knife edges, exposed traverses, and interesting features made this climb unforgettable. Summit by 6pm. Descent not too bad. Several raps and easy route finding. 500 vert feet snow downclimb at dusk. Hike back to pass in the dark.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||4080 ft / 1243 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||1000 ft / 304 m|
| Grade/Class:||5.6 III|
| Quality:||10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb, Snow Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Rope, Tent Camp|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Clear|
Perfect weather. A bit windy on summit but not bad.
| Gain on way in:||4080 ft / 1243 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 3080 ft / 939 m; Extra: 1000 ft / 304m|
| Loss on way in:||1000 ft / 304 m|
| Route:||East Ridge|
| Start Trailhead:||Big Sandy Trailhead 9080 ft / 2767 m|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Cirque of Towers '17 (4 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 6464 ft / 1971 m Total Trip Loss: 1000 ft / 305 m
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