Ascent of East Peak on 2011-12-29
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Thursday, December 29, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||9591 ft / 2923 m|
Ascent Trip ReportSkiied two days in marginal conditions (no snow), so I decided to do a training climb up under the Gondola. It is steeper than it appears from riding up to ski! No real trail, but many drainage chutes to chose from. A little snow and crampons would have beeen ideal as there is some loose scree to deal with without cover. A side trail a third of the way up (around tower 14) leads E to a nice waterfall, and W to a subdivision that would reduce the travel through the shopping district. The trail under towers 15-18 was a little rough, particularly on the way back down. At the saddle a jeep trail leads over to the East and the summit.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||3391 ft / 1034 m|
| Distance:||4 mi / 6.4 km|
| Route:||Through the resort, state park, and up under the G|
| Trailhead:||Corner of Hill and Greenwood in Heavenly, CA 6200 ft / 1889 m|
| Quality:||8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Cool, Breezy, Clear|
| Time Up:||7 Hours |
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