Ascent of Round Top on 2018-08-22

Climber: Robert Jenner

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Round Top
    Elevation:10381 ft / 3164 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started hiking with my daughter and her boyfriend from Carson Pass, left them at Lake Winnemucca after agreeing to meet later back at Frog Lake. I continued alone on trail towards Round Top Lake, leaving trail before it crests, climbing on rock and dodging low shrubs. Gained the western saddle, then scrambled up to obvious notch and gained western and middle peak. Sized up the descent to the chute separating middle and eastern summit. Options are either a steep but short down climb or an exposed descent on scree to an accessible section at bottom of chute. Realizing this last section required more time than I could afford, I decided to turn around at this point and save the east summit for another day. On my descent, I took a more direct route off trail to Lake Winnemucca and saved significant time on my return to Frog Lake for a rendezvous with my daughter who was getting a little worried. This is a fun hike, but I underestimated the time and difficulty.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1844 ft / 562 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Sunny, haze from wildfire on south
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1844 ft / 562 m
    Route:Approach from western saddle between Round Top and
    Start Trailhead:8537 ft / 2602 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Robert Jenner
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