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Ascent of Mount Gayley on 1993-08-13

Climber: David Olson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, August 13, 1993
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Gayley
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:13510 ft / 4117 m

Ascent Trip Report

I got a 7:30 am start going up Mt. Sill. I went all the way up to the East Couloir, which was blocked by a bergschrund five feet across and eight feet higher on the other side. I didn't bother trying a ledge bypass on the right. I then went to Glacier north, chatted with 2 of the 6 who had decided to forego the north couloir, and I went up Mt.
Gayley, 13510'. Mt. Gayley is a lot of class 3, as much as I wanted to do. And a sharp summit. I heard from another 2 of the 6 that the Mt. Sill north couloir didn't demand a rope of them and that it was more than an eight hour day.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2510 ft / 765 m
    Elevation Loss:2510 ft / 765 m
    Grade/Class:class 3
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2510 ft / 765 m
    Route:To Mt. Sill Gayley saddle
    Trailhead:Lake Elinore  11000 ft / 3352 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2510 ft / 765 m
    Route:retrace of ascent route
    Trailhead:same as start point  11000 ft / 3352 m



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