Ascent of Pingora Peak on 2017-07-23

Climber: Nick Logel

Others in Party:Alex Randolph
Date:Sunday, July 23, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pingora Peak
    Elevation:11884 ft / 3622 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started climbing around 9:30 am and passed party and P2 belay. Hard climbing for grade, Alex Randolph led. Did 5.9 variation on crux pitch. Had to pull on gear. Chimney at top worked me. Hurt my shoulder. Climbing was sustained, featured, steep, and beautiful. Wonderful summit, easy descent.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2384 ft / 726 m
    Grade/Class:5.8+ IV
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Rope, Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
High clouds were nice and provided shade
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2384 ft / 726 m
    Route:NE Face
    Start Trailhead:Cirque Valley Floor  9500 ft / 2895 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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