Ascent of Mount Wrightson on 2017-12-30

Climber: Rafee Memon

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, December 30, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Wrightson
    Elevation:9453 ft / 2881 m

Ascent Trip Report

I started up the Old Baldy trail at 12:40pm and reached Josephine Saddle at 1:30pm. I continued up the Old Baldy Trail, which had significant snow and ice cover in the north-facing shadow of the mountain, making me wish for a pair of crampons. The summit trail from the Baldy Saddle was also iced over in spots. I summited at 2:51pm with upwards of fifty ravens swooping over the peak. I decided not to take my chances with the ice on the Old Baldy Trail, so I descended the Supertrail from the Baldy Saddle, reaching Josephine Saddle at 4:28pm; I continued down the Old Baldy Trail and finished at 5:13pm.

Stats: 2h11m up, 17m at summit, 2h5m down, 12 miles.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3833 ft / 1168 m
    Round-Trip Distance:12 mi / 19.3 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3833 ft / 1168 m
    Distance:5.3 mi / 8.6 km
    Route:Old Baldy
    Start Trailhead:5620 ft / 1712 m
    Time:2 Hours 11 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:6.7 mi / 10.7 km
    Route:Supertrail to Old Baldy
    Time:2 Hours 5 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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