Ascent of North Palisade on 2017-07-13

Climber: Mitch Mitchell

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, July 13, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:North Palisade
    Elevation:14242 ft / 4340 m

Ascent Trip Report

Triple check you're going down the right couloir on the descent. I went down the wrong one and it took me about 5 hours just to get from the summit down to the top of the glacier around 12,600', after about a dozen rappels on a 50m. Part of the problem was lack of anything to rap off of (I think the snow coverage made that worse) and getting my rope stuck twice when pulling after a rappel. 19 hours RT. Maybe the lesson is (1) don't do this alone and (2) don't push it all in one day - camp at the base so you can get an early start (and get good visuals of where you're going to go).

It's an amazing mountain, enjoy the climb!
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Mitch Mitchell
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