Ascent of Granite Peak on 2005-07-23

Climber: David Obert

Others in Party:Paul Obert Charlie Manfredi Chas Manfredi
Date:Saturday, July 23, 2005
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Granite Peak
    Elevation:12799 ft / 3901 m

Ascent Trip Report

The weather was good the first day, good on the second, and all hell broke loose in the sky on the third night. We were camping at Avalanche Lake the night after the summit and were hit with 80+ mph winds, lightning within 50 yards, and torrential rains. The rest of the trip was downpours with temperatures in the 30s and 40s. This mountain, in my opinion, has been my hardest high point.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:5799 ft / 1768 m
    Trailhead:West Rosebud Trailhead  7000 ft / 2133 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles, Guide, Tent Camp
    Weather:Thunderstorm, Frigid, Very Windy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Days 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Days 

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