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Ascent of Thompson Peak on 2010-07-31

Climber: Rob Carter

Date:Saturday, July 31, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Thompson Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:8994 ft / 2741 m

Ascent Trip Report

Missed the cairns at the Grizzly Lake scramble. Went straight instead of left and up the dirt gully. Ascended the cliff left of the waterfall. Passed N side of lake and went up the benches right of the treeline to just under 8651 and angled over to the low spot on the ridge. Stayed high on the ridge and had to down climb to attain the final spire (with the rod). As I am not as nimble as I once was, down-climbing between the two spires required a leap of faith to the left over enough exposure to sure hurt or worse. I am curious as to the beta on the Copenhagen memorial with the shot glasses on the top of the ridge??
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:6124 ft / 1865 m
    Extra Gain:990 ft / 301 m
    Distance:18 mi / 29 km
    Route:11W33 and 12W01
    Trailhead:China Crrek TH  4850 ft / 1478 m
    Grade/Class:ll
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:9 Hours 



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