Ascent of North Palisade on 1984-08-23
|Others in Party:||Rick Chval and Al Craun|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Thursday, August 23, 1984|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||14242 ft / 4340 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFrom South Lake, Rick, Al and I backpacked in over Bishop Pass and then Thunderbolt Pass, camping at a tarn at about 11,900' in elevation. The next day, we ascended the chute that leads to the U Notch on the peak's southwest face about half way up, then traversed left on a ledge system (The Le Conte ledges)to a second chute. Next, we followed the chute up to two chockstones, which required several class 4 moves to get past. Once past the chockstone, our group continued up the chute to its top, traversed left and then climbed up a third chute into a bowl, then climbed up to the ridge. Once on the ridge, we climbed around big boulders to the summit. On the way down, we set up a belay to down climb the chockstones, the only time that we used the rope. On day three, we backpacked out to South Lake, climbing Mount Agassiz on the way.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||6770 ft / 2062 m|
| Extra Gain:||1150 ft / 350 m|
| Distance:||16.4 mi / 26.4 km|
| Route:||Le Conte Route|
| Trailhead:||South Lake 9772 ft / 2978 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 3-4|
| Nights Spent:||2 nights away from roads|
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