Ascent to Gunsight Peak-N rij on 2019-08-29
|Date:||Thursday, August 29, 2019|
|Ascent Type:||No Summit Goal|
|Point Reached:||Gunsight Peak - N rij|
| Elevation:||13146 ft / 4006 m|
Ascent Trip ReportGot onto the plateau from the west spur, and I could only see the lower few hundred feet of Gilbert because it was set beyond a steep talus slope. By then I was focused on picking a route across the talus and up the peak in front of me. I think I picked a great route that minimized the steep sections of large talus that I don't like. I went for the north end of Gunsight's ridge, and waited for the highest bench to cut across and gain the top of the ridge. Worked well. Unfortunately, I didn't realize til I was 150 ft from the top that I was climbing the wrong peak! Monsoon forecast, so I hurried over to Gilbert. See my report there for GPS track and comments on the lower route.
|Summary Total Data|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Kings Pk (2 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 8436 ft / 2572 m Total Trip Loss: 8436 ft / 2571 m
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