Ascent of Mount Lyell on 2018-08-25
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, August 25, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||13114 ft / 3997 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDayhiked this in great weather. Because of a delayed flight and very bad traffic only got three hours sleep - that was on top of a low sleep week. Almost felt like sleepwalking - had trouble staying awake even while walking until it got light. Left at 2AM.
Because I had old pictures with snow on them and there was no snow on the correct approach I made a mistake in route finding. Got sucked into high left of the big buttress. Even a little mixed climbing to peek over the notch. Fixed my mistake but lost a couple of hours. I generally don't follow previous GPS tracks to add to the adventure and this time I paid for it.
Climb itself felt casual compared to my off route meandering. Casual but fun. Did the East Ridge up - NW ridge down. Got back to the trail at dusk. Took a nap and headed down- I had a lot of work to do on Monday.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||6067 ft / 1849 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||6067 ft / 1848 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||30 mi / 48.3 km|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Crampons|
| Gain on way in:||6067 ft / 1849 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 4431 ft / 1351 m; Extra: 1636 ft / 498m|
| Loss on way in:||1636 ft / 498 m|
| Distance:||16 mi / 25.8 km|
| Route:||East Ridge|
| Start Trailhead:||Tuolumne Meadows trailhead 8683 ft / 2646 m|
| Loss on way out:||4431 ft / 1350 m|
| Distance:||14 mi / 22.5 km|
| Route:||Northwest Ridge|
| End Trailhead:||Tuolumne Meadows trailhead 8683 ft / 2646 m|
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