Ascent of Mount Morrison on 2013-07-25
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Thursday, July 25, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||12270 ft / 3739 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI used Secor's variation approach--viz., the hanging valley north of Mount Morrison from the inlet side of Convict Lake. I did not particularly enjoy this route, and if it weren't for the obvious beauty and prominence of this peak, I probably wouldn't recommend it. The approach up to the hanging valley from Convict Lake was pretty exhausting. Also, after the saddle between Little Morrison and Morrison, I headed too far south before attempting to ascend the East Face and missed the standard line. This was a mistake. The rock here was extremely loose, and the runout behind me involved big drops over the steep side of aretes and/or cliffs. I was so glad after I finally made the summit to see an obvious use trail below it. This was the standard route I missed on the way up, and I followed it back to the saddle. This route was far less stressful. Descended the standard way through the hanging valley that is east of Peak 3321 m.
Red Slate from the summit of Mount Morrison (2013-07-25). Photo by Christopher Wessels.
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|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||4420 ft / 1347 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||4420 ft / 1347 m|
| Grade/Class:||Dangerously loose cl|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble, Exposed Scramble|
| Gain on way in:||4420 ft / 1347 m|
| Route:||East Slope Variation|
| Start Trailhead:||Convict Lake 7850 ft / 2392 m|
| Loss on way out:||4420 ft / 1347 m|
| End Trailhead:||Convict Lake 7850 ft / 2392 m|
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