Ascent of Mount Thielsen on 2003-08-25

Climber: Patrick Shannon

Others in Party:Batteries Included
Date:Monday, August 25, 2003
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Thielsen
    Elevation:9182 ft / 2798 m

Ascent Trip Report

From my Pacific Crest Trail journal ( When we did start hiking, though, we moved at a pretty good pace, while we stared up at ever-approaching Mt. Thielsen. This was another peak I had wanted to do, especially after seeing its needle-like pinnacle, which looked particularly challenging. When we reached the summit trail, Batteries Included was eating a morning snack. We snacked for a few minutes as well, and then the three of us hiked up together. It was very steep the whole way, though not technically difficult until the very top. When you reached the needle-like peak, climbing up it was a little sketchy without a rope, but certainly not dangerous if you were careful. We all peaked and looked out over Diamond Lake and several mountains that we could see from there. We could also see just enough into the caldera of Mt. Mazama to view Crater Lake. Puck started up shortly after us, so we waited for him at the top. He flew up the mountain and joined us for a few minutes at the top. We then all descended, passing by along the way what probably amounted to about 20 people, who were all climbing. Bandanna and Rob were two of these people.

Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Scramble, Rock Climb
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Part of Trip: Pacific Crest Trail 2003

Complete Trip Sequence:
1San Jacinto Peak2003-05-09
2Mount Baden-Powell2003-05-22
3Mount Jenkins2003-06-09
4Owens Peak2003-06-09
5Mount Whitney2003-06-18
6Half Dome2003-07-01
12Mount McLoughlin2003-08-20
14Mount Thielsen2003-08-25
15South Sister2003-08-30

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