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Ascent to Mount Agassiz-2/3 Up Peak on 2011-07-17

Climber: Paul Maurin

Others in Party:Sierra Club - Bob Draney & Joe Speigel Leaders
Date:Sunday, July 17, 2011
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Mount Agassiz - 2/3 Up Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:13000 ft / 3962 m
    Remaining Elevation:893 ft / 272 m (46% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

July 16-17, 2011 Sierra Club SPS Backpack from South Lake (9,678’) trailhead, backpacking to Bishop Lake (11,200’) and set up camp followed by an afternoon exploratory hike up Bishop Pass. Happy hour at 6:00 PM, followed by dinner and lights out at 9:00 PM. On Sunday, broke camp and started hiking at 7:00 AM up Bishop Pass (11,972’) then started the climb up the west face of Mt. Agassiz up to 13,000’. We had to abort the climb due to snow conditions and an inaccessible Class 2 route. (Bishop Bass Trail Map – Tom Harrison).
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1028 ft / 313 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Up Bishop Pass, Then Up West Face
    Trailhead:Bishop Pass - West Face  11972 ft / 3649 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:30 Minutes



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