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Ascent of Diamond Peak on 2010-01-16

Climber: Chiky De Las Torres

Others in Party:Sara C.
Date:Saturday, January 16, 2010
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Diamond Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:7929 ft / 2416 m

Ascent Trip Report

While following the "ranger cut-off" we ditched our packs a little ways down and went after this nice looking summit. However, when we got near the top, we found that ice axe and crampons were needed to continue - which we had left below. The summit block is a large rock flake, which looked very challenging from a distance - I'm not sure if we could have made it up that anyway in winter conditions.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:200 ft / 61 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:200 ft / 61 m
    Trailhead:7729 ft / 2355 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Lassen Attempt #2 (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1(Attempt) Diamond Peak2010-01-16
2(Attempt) Lassen Peak2010-01-17



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