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Ascent of Mount Brewer on 2016-09-18

Climber: Michael McLoughlin

Date:Sunday, September 18, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Brewer
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:13570 ft / 4136 m

Ascent Trip Report

Two day trip from Bubbs Creek via East Lake. East Ridge from the lake, claimed class 2 but I believe Secor was sandbagging a little. Some borderline class 3, let's settle on "spicy" class 2, a phrase I learned from a ranger in Mineral King. Dropping off into the descent of the northwest face scared me, in fact I spent a while traversing the summit ridge looking for alternates. But once I grew a pair and started the descent it wasn't too bad, the main issue being loose rock. Competed the loop via Sphinx Pass and the Sphinx Lakes, eventually rejoining Bubbs Creek. On this descent you'll face all sorts of terrain, including some unpleasant bushwhacking. I underestimated the second day: East Lake to Brewer and home to Roads End took me 12 hours.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble



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