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Ascent of North Palisade on 2007-08-16

Climber: Dan Baxter

Others in Party:Dennis Poulon
Kurt Wedberg
Date:Thursday, August 16, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:North Palisade
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:14242 ft / 4340 m

Ascent Trip Report

SMI (Sierra Mountaineering International)guided climb. Day in backpack South Lake up trail to Bishop Pass, then cross-country over Thunderbolt Pass to campsite W of Palisades above Barrett Lakes.

Day two attempted N Pal but went up wrong chute to the NW.
Day three successful summit.
Day four backpack out
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4442 ft / 1353 m
    Route:Bishop Pass/ West Side
    Trailhead:South Lake TH  9800 ft / 2987 m
    Grade/Class:5.3 max
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb, Aid Climb
    Gear Used:
Rope, Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:3 Days 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Days 



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