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Ascent of Needham Mountain on 2017-09-03

Climber: Rafee Memon

Others in Party:Dan Cervelli
David Tobin
Tim Slatcher
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, September 3, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Needham Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:12520 ft / 3816 m

Ascent Trip Report

We traversed the ridge from Sawtooth. Most of the traverse/ascent was a miserable sand slog. We hurried down when we heard thunder, and we waited out a hailstorm next to Amphitheater Lake. We crossed the outlet of the lake and went up Crystal Pass (class 2 on the east, class 3 on the west) and took the trail back to Sawtooth TH.
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Needham from Amphitheater Lake (2017-09-03). Photo by Rafee Memon.
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Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:3
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Thunderstorm, Pleasant, Breezy, Overcast
Hailstorm
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Traverse from Sawtooth
Descent Statistics
    Route:Crystal Pass
Ascent Part of Trip: Sawtooth/Needham

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Sawtooth Peak2017-09-03 a 
2Needham Mountain2017-09-03 b 



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