Ascent of Sawtooth Peak on 1995-10-14

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:Sierra Club SPS group
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, October 14, 1995
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Sawtooth Peak
    Elevation:12343 ft / 3762 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a SPS sponsored day hike led by Evelyn Reher and Ron Jones, and trip stats include an ascent of Needham Mountain. Our group ascended the peak's class 2 northwest ridge from Sawtooth Pass and descended the peak's class 2-3 east ridge on the way to Needham Mountain.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:5505 ft / 1678 m
    Elevation Loss:5505 ft / 1678 m
    Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2-3
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4525 ft / 1380 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Route:NW ridge from Sawtooth Pass
    Trailhead:Mineral King  7818 ft / 2382 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:5505 ft / 1678 m
    Extra Gain:980 ft / 298 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Route:E. ridge to Needham Mountain
    Trailhead:Mineral King  7818 ft / 2382 m

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