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Ascent of Mount Gould on 2014-05-10

Climber: Patrick Bergeron

Others in Party:Mihai Giurgiulescu
Carlos
Jeff
Date:Saturday, May 10, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Gould
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:13005 ft / 3963 m

Ascent Trip Report

Trail to Kearsarge Pass is in good shape. Some snow on ground but nothing that required snowshoes at this point.

Super windy past the pass. We tried to stay on the east side of the South Ridge to stay out of the wind as much as possible. Snow pack was 1-4ft with a good base layer. Two in our group used an axe and microspikes; the other two of us just kicked steps with an axe most of the way (putting on crampons for a couple of the steeper sections).

Great snow climb with a fun granite climb to finish.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4125 ft / 1255 m
    Extra Gain:150 ft / 45 m
    Distance:9.4 mi / 15.1 km
    Route:Kearsarge Pass; South Ridge
    Trailhead:Onion Valley  9180 ft / 2798 m
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Extremely Windy, Clear
40-60mph winds, 21F on summit
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Patrick Bergeron
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