Ascent of Olancha Peak on 2010-06-27

Climber: Mat Kelliher

Others in Party:Tanya Roton
Stella Cheung
Winnette Butler
Jim Fleming
Patty Klein
Paul Maurin
Mike Thompson
Robert Amaral
Henry Gomez
Ian ?
Tom Beckett
Tonyce Bates
Su Yee
Date:Sunday, June 27, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Olancha Peak
    Elevation:12123 ft / 3695 m

Ascent Trip Report

***Sierra Peaks Section Outing***
Led by Patty Kline, Jim Fleming
3 day trip
Comments: First trip with SPS, taken to satisfy the first of two required outings for WTC course graduation. Mosquitos were out in force; they were really bad around sundown.

1st Day - Hiked 8 miles with 4,000' gain over Olancha Pass to PCT camp at about 9,700'. Very steep, hot, tough hike on Olancha Peak Trail for the first 4 miles to Olancha Pass - 3,300' gain over this section. Relatively flat second 4 mile stretch on PCT with 700' gain over last mile or so to camp.

2nd Day - 8 mile round trip with about 2,400' gain to summit of Olancha Peak. Last 1.5 miles over steep, high Class 2 terrain with about 1,500' gain. Route up was on west side of Peak; route off was over much less steep terrain on north side of peak.

3rd Day - 8 miles out over PCT and down Olancha Peak Trail. Temperatures in the mid-90's coming down OPT.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:6423 ft / 1958 m
    Distance:24 mi / 38.6 km
    Route:Olancha Peak Trail to PCT
    Trailhead:Olancha Peak Trailhead  5700 ft / 1737 m
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
On the warm side of pleasant; mid-90s coming down OPT
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Days 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Days 
Ascent Part of Trip: WTC Exp 1: Olancha Peak  (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
 Olancha Peak2010-06-27

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