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Ascent of Ingalls Peak on 2012-06-17

Climber: Sean Albert

Date:Sunday, June 17, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Ingalls Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:7662 ft / 2335 m

Ascent Trip Report

Mountaineers Intermediate climb of the East Ridge, party of six. I hopped in the car at 3am and headed to Mercer Island PR to pick up Barrett. We all met at the Ingalls Lake TH at 6am, started up the trail around 6:10am. Had some views of from Ingalls pass, but the weather deteriorated fast. We were getting spit on by rain as folks started the first pitch, and the cloud level dropped, didn't look good. But we pushed on and the rain somehow held. We saw Mountain Rescue on the way in and a helicopter picked up two climbers from two different parties in the basin around 10:30am. Not sure if or how they landed, we couldn't see it, but sure could hear it. Forecast was for 40mph wind gusts, which we didn't encounter until the South Ridge rappel. A fun climb, which I'm sure is amazing when it's done on a clear day. The descent was three singles and one double rope rappels.

Back to the cars by 8pm and home just before 11pm, a long day.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4262 ft / 1297 m
    Elevation Loss:4262 ft / 1297 m
    Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Grade/Class:5.7
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3862 ft / 1176 m
    Extra Loss:400 ft / 121 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route:East Ridge
    Trailhead:4200 ft / 1280 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:3862 ft / 1176 m
    Extra Gain:400 ft / 121 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route:South Ridge
    Trailhead:4200 ft / 1280 m



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