Ascent of Wolfs Head on 2017-07-21

Climber: Nick Logel

Others in Party:Alex Randolph
Date:Friday, July 21, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wolfs Head
    Elevation:12160 ft / 3706 m

Ascent Trip Report

Approach 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.
Ascent Statistics
    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
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Cirque of Towers '17 (4 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Wolfs Head2017-07-214080 ft / 1244 m
2Pingora Peak2017-07-232384 ft / 727 m
Total Trip Gain: 6464 ft / 1971 m    Total Trip Loss: 1000 ft / 305 m

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