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Ascent to Mitchell Point-2024m on 2019-03-09

Climber: Sandy Lara

Date:Saturday, March 9, 2019
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Mitchell Point - 2024m
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:6640 ft / 2023 m
    Remaining Elevation:407 ft / 124 m (12% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Got too late of a start because not everyone camped at the trailhead and we still have short days. With new, less experienced team members, the going was slow, especially on this terrain. However, they learned a lot and everyone seemed to have an enjoyable time. Knee-high gaiters to block the abundant cactus worked well. Next time we will start before dawn with headlamps and have a stronger, more experienced group. Very interesting peak. Don't underestimate its difficulty! It will take far longer than the stats suggest.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2850 ft / 868 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2850 ft / 868 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Start Trailhead:3790 ft / 1155 m
Descent Statistics



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