Ascent to Gunsight Peak-N rij on 2019-08-29

Climber: Richard Hensley

Date:Thursday, August 29, 2019
Ascent Type:No Summit Goal
Point Reached:Gunsight Peak - N rij
    Elevation:13146 ft / 4006 m

Ascent Trip Report

Got 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:
1Kings Peak2019-08-284677 ft / 1426 m
2Gunsight Peak-N rij2019-08-29 a 
3Gilbert Peak2019-08-29 b3759 ft / 1146 m
Total Trip Gain: 8436 ft / 2572 m    Total Trip Loss: 8436 ft / 2571 m

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