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Ascent of Clyde Minaret on 2008-07-13

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:Doug Owens
Doug Mantle
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, July 13, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Clyde Minaret
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:12264 ft / 3738 m

Ascent Trip Report

On day one, Doug Owens, Doug Mantle and I backpacked from Devils Postpile to Cecile Lake and set up camp. On day two, we climbed the peak via its class 4 Rock Route. From the lake, we climbed up to the base of the snow, put on crampons and got the ice ax out, then climbed up the snow to the ledge mentioned in the guide. Next, we traversed over on the ledge to the Rock Route chute, which we climbed up to the ridge, using the rope to belay a 4th class chimney on the final climb up to the ridge and to repel down a 10' high exposed section of the ridge, then we scrambled up to the summit. On the descent, our group repelled off the ridge, then down climbed the chute and the ledge back to the glacier, then made our way back to camp. Later, we backpacked out to the vehicles.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4720 ft / 1439 m
    Elevation Loss:4720 ft / 1439 m
    Distance:18 mi / 29 km
    Grade/Class:Class 4
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4720 ft / 1439 m
    Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Route:Rock route from Cecile Lake
    Trailhead:Devils Postpile  7544 ft / 2299 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:4720 ft / 1439 m
    Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Route:Rock route to Cecile Lake
    Trailhead:Devils Postpile  7544 ft / 2299 m



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