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Ascent of Mount Clarence King on 1988-08-18

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:Rick Chval
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, August 18, 1988
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Clarence King
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:12861 ft / 3920 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was the second day of a four day backpack to climb Mount Clarence King, Mount Cotter and Black Mountain. From Sixty Lakes Basin, Rick and I climbed up to the saddle located south of Mount Clarence King, the last part of which was up a ramp, then made our way up talus and sand to the base of the summit rocks. Next, we climbed up to the class 4 jam crack and squeeze chimney, which we used a rope on, to the base of the summit block. Rick and I climbed the east side of the summit block via a crack and subsidiary block by throwing a rope over its top, and then setting up a belay and anchor on the other side. Afterward, we made two rappels, then worked our way back to our camp in Sixty Lakes Basin.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:9320 ft / 2840 m
    Elevation Loss:9320 ft / 2840 m
    Distance:33.5 mi / 53.9 km
    Grade/Class:Class 5.4
    Nights Spent:3 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:6500 ft / 1981 m
    Extra Loss:2820 ft / 859 m
    Distance:16.8 mi / 27 km
    Route:South Face
    Trailhead:Onion Valley/Sixty Lakes Basin  9181 ft / 2798 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:6500 ft / 1981 m
    Extra Gain:2820 ft / 859 m
    Distance:16.8 mi / 27 km
    Route:South Face
    Trailhead:Onion Valley  9181 ft / 2798 m



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