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Ascent of Leavitt Peak on 2019-08-07

Climber: Todd Ravazza

Others in Party:Tzander Ravazza
Elija Hunt
Date:Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Leavitt Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:11569 ft / 3526 m

Ascent Trip Report

GREAT hike/climb.
Left Leavitt Lake TH up to the PCT, ascended the southeast shoulder with minimal class 2 exposures above the cirque.
We did have 2 formidable snow fields to contend with along the east approach on the PCT that we slowly walked across digging in our tracks.
Met 3 very nice people that shared Pecan Pie (Case, Connie and I completely am drawing a blank on the other very kind gentlemen, my apologies!).
We descended using the east slope's "Y" couloir which shaved a couple miles, was pretty fast and a great quadriceps workout!
I'll do this again from Sonora Pass TH so I can see the volcanic outcroppings from that approach.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2856 ft / 870 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2856 ft / 870 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.3 mi / 15 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2 & 3
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Windy, Clear
Perfect
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2856 ft / 870 m
    Distance:6.2 mi / 10.1 km
    Route:Leavitt Lake to PCT to summit via the southeast s
    Start Trailhead:Leavitt Lake  8713 ft / 2655 m
    Time:0 Days 3 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2856 ft / 870 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.9 km
    Route:"Y" Couloir (east face)
    End Trailhead:Koenig Lake  8713 ft / 2655 m
    Time:2 Hours 11 Minutes



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