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Ascent of Pip-squeak Spire on 2016-08-14

Climber: Christopher Wessels

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, August 14, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pip-squeak Spire
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:13268 ft / 4044 m

Ascent Trip Report

Scrambled up an unnamed east face route from Dade Lake and it was loose loose loose. Not the best. I thought the chimney side of the summit block was pretty hard with approach shoes, and wished I had rock shoes. The other way up the block is pretty easy though.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1668 ft / 508 m
    Total Elevation Loss:668 ft / 203 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2-3, Class 5 s
    Route Conditions:
Scramble
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1668 ft / 508 m
    Route:East Face
    Start Trailhead:Base camp: night one (Dade Lake)  11600 ft / 3535 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:668 ft / 203 m
    Route:Traverse to Mt. Dade
    End Trailhead:Pipsqueak-Dade Saddle  12600 ft / 3840 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Solo multi-day: year three, LLV #2

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Pyramid Peak2016-08-132840 ft / 866 m
2Bear Creek Spire2016-08-132120 ft / 646 m
3Pip-squeak Spire2016-08-141668 ft / 508 m
4Mount Dade2016-08-141450 ft / 442 m
5Mount Abbot2016-08-151304 ft / 397 m
6Mount Mills2016-08-151051 ft / 320 m
Total Trip Gain: 10433 ft / 3179 m    Total Trip Loss: 10433 ft / 3180 m



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