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Ascent of Mount LeConte on 1987-07-04

Climber: Gordon Jacobs

Others in Party:David McLaughlin
Date:Saturday, July 4, 1987
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount LeConte
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:13930 ft / 4245 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was our 3rd attempt to climb Mount LeConte via the North Fork of Tuttle Creek. Careful route finding will help to avoid the worst of the bushwhacking. There are long stretches where Tuttle Creek is subterranean and inaccessible, so carry plenty of water. The 2,000 foot scree slope that leads out of the canyon to the foot of the north face of LeConte is a 'wonderful' ordeal one won't soon forget. Dave was slow due to some leg cramping, so I soloed the final climb. The route I climbed was the Northeast Face Route.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:Class 4
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Northeast Face
Descent Statistics



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