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Ascent of Thompson Peak on 2012-08-13

Climber: Ken Jones

Others in Party:Dennis Poulin -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Ryder Irvine
Date:Monday, August 13, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Thompson Peak
    Location:USA-Idaho
    Elevation:10751 ft / 3276 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started at Redfish Lake, and backpacked boundary trail and then x-c to small lake at about 7660' where we camped near the outlet.

In the morning we proceeded generally on the north side of the drainage (often a use trail was evident) and around the north side of the big lake at 9000'. Eventually we approached the headwall where we kept to the left and went across snow and rock to the saddle between Thompson and Williams Peaks. From there it was south on the west side of the ridge and up to the saddle SW of the peak, and then following a use trail up a fairly obvious gully to the south summit, register, and benchmark. It's a bit of an airy class 3 traverse to the higher, northerly summit - but of course, we had to get them both.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4601 ft / 1400 m
    Extra Gain:200 ft / 60 m
    Route:corkscrew - see report
    Trailhead:Redfish Lake hiker parking  6550 ft / 1996 m
    Route Conditions:
Exposed Scramble



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