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Ascent of Larch Mountain on 2011-04-30

Climber: Michael Wanberg

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, April 30, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Larch Mountain
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:4055 ft / 1235 m

Ascent Trip Report

Bare trail up to about 2100', packed snow from there to the top. I only used the ice-ax on the top 15 feet, which is the summit outcropping just to side of the platform.
I tweaked me knee on the way down, which turned a two hour descent into over three.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4155 ft / 1265 m
    Extra Gain:80 ft / 24 m
    Distance:13.6 mi / 21.9 km
    Route:Larch Mtn Trail #441
    Trailhead:Multnomah Falls TH  60 ft / 18 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Snow melting off trees was kind of like getting rained on and hit by snowballs at once (near top)
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:3 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:3 Hours 15 Minutes



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