Ascent of Thompson Peak on 2010-09-03
|Others in Party:||Bob Packard|
|Date:||Friday, September 3, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||8994 ft / 2741 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWe took the approach from the south at Bob Packard's suggestion. This route is longer, has more elevation gain and more difficult than the approach from Grizzly Lake. We ended up spending two nights on the trail.
Day 1 backpack 8 miles from Canyon creek trailhead to camp between the two Canyon Creek Lakes.3100ft elev start, 5700' camp (2600 ft elev gain)
Day 2 occas use trails, mostly on our own, up and back from summit. Class 2 and brief 3 up to saddle on ridge between Thompson and wedding Cake. 30 ft of class 4 at summit rock (I climbed, anchored a rope, and belayed Bob up. We both belayed down). Picked up our backpacks on descent and made it out to within 2 or 3 miles of the trailhead before dark.
Day 3 the brief backpack out to our cars (and then a longer backpack same day on approach to Boulder Peak).
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||6690 ft / 2037 m|
| Extra Gain:||400 ft / 121 m|
| Distance:||32 mi / 51.5 km|
| Route:||Canyon Creek Trail then XC|
| Trailhead:||Canyon Creek Trailhead 3104 ft / 946 m|
| Grade/Class:||brief class IV|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb|
| Gear Used:||Rope, Ski Poles, Tent Camp|
| Nights Spent:||1 nights away from roads|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
Perfect! Not a cloud seen
| Time Up:||1 Days 8 Hours |
| Time Down:||1 Days 2 Hours |
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