Ascent of Lincoln Peak on 2012-07-29

Climber: BMS 914

Others in Party:Melinda Hernandez
Collin Kamholz
Joseph K
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, July 29, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Lincoln Peak
    Elevation:11560 ft / 3523 m

Ascent Trip Report

From the saddle on the back side (northwest side) of Granite Peak, we took a series of interconnected ridges over to Lincoln Peak, with quite a bit of drop between before going back up. The traverse seemed to drag on and on, and Joseph shared his desire to turn back on more than one occasion. But Collin and I needed Lincoln Peak if we were going to finish our LVMC Classic 50 list in 2012, so we pressed on.

I felt great during the latter stages of the ascent, even running the last long slope up a moderate incline to the summit. We got some great views (and photos) of the Snake Range, than began our long trek back to the trailhead.

Joseph was having lots of knee pain during the descent, and clearly wasn't having much fun. During the bulk of the regain on the back side of Granite Peak, he rallied and began pushing up the hills, as his knees were now feeling better. We didn't bother to re-ascend Granite Peak, and headed down the long, steep meadow, taking a slightly more direct route back to the vehicle.

The hike, which started before 7:00AM, ended in near darkness, so plan on a long day if you decide to do both.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2560 ft / 779 m
    Elevation Loss:4958 ft / 1510 m
    Distance:10.9 mi / 17.5 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Clouds rolled in
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1472 ft / 448 m
    Extra Loss:349 ft / 106 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:Southeast Ridge
    Trailhead:Saddle w/Granite  10437 ft / 3181 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 5 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:4609 ft / 1404 m
    Extra Gain:1088 ft / 331 m
    Distance:7.4 mi / 11.9 km
    Route:Ridge to near Granite Pk, then to meadow
    Trailhead:Lexington Creek Rd  8039 ft / 2450 m
    Time Down:5 Hours 24 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Granite_Lincoln

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Granite Peak2012-07-29 a
2Lincoln Peak2012-07-29 b
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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