Ascent of Cloudripper on 2008-07-19

Climber: Eric Kassan

Date:Saturday, July 19, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:13525 ft / 4122 m

Ascent Trip Report

I found this peak much more difficult than I was expecting. In particular, going over the 13,200+ peak on the way to and on the way back was exhausting. Also, one has to be good at hiking on rocks to make this one, as once one leaves the trail, it's nothing but rocks. That said, the summit itself was incredible! The views were perhaps the best I've ever seen (and I've seen quite a few). Also, the difficulty made the sense of accomplishment that much more intense.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4845 ft / 1476 m
    Extra Gain:300 ft / 91 m
    Distance:16 mi / 25.7 km
    Route:Via Grunion Plateau
    Trailhead:Parchers Resort  9280 ft / 2828 m
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:6 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:4 Hours 15 Minutes

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