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Ascent of Clark Mountain on 2007-12-01

Climber: Dan Baxter

Others in Party:DPS
Date:Saturday, December 1, 2007
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Clark Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:7808 ft / 2379 m

Ascent Trip Report

With DPS group. Heavy rains day before bogged cars in mud, including my own SUV. Unable to reach trailhead for planned New York Mountain, group headed instead for Clark Mtn with a late start.
We reached base of Class IV cliffs, but snow & freezing precip on rock, plus sense of worsening weather lead to decision to abort the climb.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1738 ft / 529 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3.1 km
    Route:N to ridge line
    Trailhead:Picnic Area to S  6070 ft / 1850 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb, Aid Climb
    Gear Used:
Rope
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Breezy, Low Clouds



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