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Ascent of Mount Conness on 2017-08-26

Climber: Lou Hibbard

Others in Party:Cole Hibbard
Date:Saturday, August 26, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Conness
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:12590 ft / 3837 m

Ascent Trip Report

Climbed with my son Cole (20) who has been rock climbing since Fathers Day but only two brief outings climbing outside. Climbed the North Ridge as a dayhike (21 hours).
A long day because we belayed much of the 3rd and 4th class. Summited right before sunset. Tricky descent in the dark. Only remember one cairn. Pretty serious mountain for my kid but he was up to the challenge. He never hung or fell. Very cool to do a climb like this with your kid.
Had great weather.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2565 ft / 781 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2856 ft / 870 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Rope
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2565 ft / 781 m
    Route:North Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Saddlebags Lake Trailhead  10025 ft / 3055 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2856 ft / 870 m
    Route:East Ridge
    End Trailhead:Sawmill Campground  9734 ft / 2966 m



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