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Ascent of Round Top on 2012-04-28

Climber: Brendon Chapman

Others in Party:Will Cox
Date:Saturday, April 28, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Carpool
Peak:Round Top
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:10381 ft / 3164 m

Ascent Trip Report

Arrived at Carson Pass Trailhead at around 11:30 pm and began hike to Winnumucca Lake by moonlight. Set up camp at 9022ft on Northwest shore, a place I have used previously. The next morning we left camp for an audacious route up steep snow slopes to just below summit...the last steepest and exposed 60-70 ft remained unclimbed. Down climbed and traversed the rock band to climbers right to have a look at the Crescent Moon, then continued to the col that spits Round Top and the Sisters East. Scrambled class 2/3 to summit, took some photos and then headed over to summit of Sisters East Peak. Best day in the mountains to date with good friend and climbing partner Will Cox!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1359 ft / 415 m
    Route:West Ridge
    Trailhead:Lake Winnumucca  9022 ft / 2749 m
    Grade/Class:Class 3/4
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Part of Trip: Sisters (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Round Top2012-04-28



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