Ascent of Thunder Mountain on 1994-08-18

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:Barbara Cohen
Asher Waxman
Jim Fujimoto
Dan Richter
Erik Siering
Willie Richter
Leslie Hofherr
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, August 18, 1994
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Thunder Mountain
    Elevation:13517 ft / 4119 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was day 6 of a 9 day backpack trip to climb 8 peaks along the King-Kern Divide that are on the SPS list. Our group climbed Thunder Mountain via its East Ridge Route as a day hike from our camp at the Kern River. Dan set up the rope and did the belaying and Asher led the traverse to the north summit and the climb of the summit block.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:11220 ft / 3418 m
    Elevation Loss:11220 ft / 3418 m
    Distance:42 mi / 67.6 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3/4
    Nights Spent:8 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:9220 ft / 2809 m
    Extra Loss:2000 ft / 609 m
    Distance:21 mi / 33.8 km
    Route:East ridge
    Trailhead:Shepherd Pass Trailhead  6297 ft / 1919 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:9220 ft / 2809 m
    Extra Gain:2000 ft / 609 m
    Distance:21 mi / 33.8 km
    Route:East ridge
    Trailhead:Shepherd Pass trailhead  6297 ft / 1919 m

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