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Ascent of Two Teats on 2017-09-30

Climber: Rafee Memon

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, September 30, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Two Teats
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:11352 ft / 3460 m

Ascent Trip Report

I climbed the two summits on my way back to Minaret Summit from San Joaquin Mountain. The east summit is a walk-up, but the west summit requires a scramble. Admittedly I showed up without any information aside from the fact that it should be class 3. I spent about fifteen minutes wandering around the summit block, finding various chutes that appeared to be class 3 but were a little beyond my comfort zone. The northern aspects had about an inch of snow at the base to contend with. Making a final pass before giving up, I found a large crack in the face with small footholds below it that I had somehow missed before, which allowed me to hoist myself onto the ledge above. After about ten more feet of exposed scrambling I walked to the high point. The side trip took me about 35 minutes.
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Class 3 section of the west summit of Two Teats (2017-09-30). Photo by Rafee Memon.
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Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:3
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Clear
Ascent Part of Trip: San Joaquin

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Peak 102422017-09-30 a 
2San Joaquin Mountain2017-09-30 b2292 ft / 699 m
3Two Teats2017-09-30 c 
Total Trip Gain: 2292 ft / 699 m



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