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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
    Location:USA-California
    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 class 4 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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