Ascent of Olancha Peak on 2017-09-27

Climber: George Christiansen

Others in Party:Laura Newman
Miriam Khamis
John Hamann
Date:Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Olancha Peak
    Elevation:12123 ft / 3695 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked in from Monache Meadows -- VERY SEVERE 4WD ROAD into TH from 395 /Nine Mile Rd/ Kennedy Meadows. Three hours from 395. I made it OK driving a Jeep Overland with pneumatic lift (raises chassis for 4 inches additional clearance). Without additional clearance and 4WD low, I would not have make it. Worse conditions coming out due to uphill at rough spots. VERY CAPABLE 4WD VEHICLE REQUIRED.

The advantage of this route is a shorter hike vs Sage Flat. 14 to 15 miles RT and approx 2500 feet less gain. Easier to do in a day but still long due to drive time.

The attached trak shows the drive in (partial), but starting at 9 Mile Canyon Road to Kennedy Meadows. Hiking Starts at "Corrals" just past "MONCH3"
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4123 ft / 1256 m
    Round-Trip Distance:14.8 mi / 23.9 km
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:cool and clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4123 ft / 1256 m
    Distance:7.7 mi / 12.5 km
    Start Trailhead:Monache Meadows  8000 ft / 2438 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:7.1 mi / 11.4 km
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by George Christiansen
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