Ascent of Kings Peak on 2019-08-17

Climber: Aadesh Neupane

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, August 17, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Kings Peak
    Elevation:13528 ft / 4123 m

Ascent Trip Report

Camped at dollar lake. There was thunder storm in the morning but after 6 am the weather was quite and it remained that way for the whole day. Saw a trail runner on the way. I was all alone till the upper section of Andreson pass. Then saw a person like 10 mins ahead of me. I was at the Kings peak around 9 am. The weather was good and I had whole day so decided to summit south kings peak. The wind was crazy and there was snow fields. It was a difficult ridge. It took me more than an hour to reach south kings peak. Wanted to continue the ridge and summit another mountain but stopped myself and hiked towards kings peak. Rested for like 15 minutes in Kings peak and then reached to Andreson pass doing rock hopping. I didn't wanted to go back the long way so submitted the West Gunsight peak. The descent from west gunsight peak was the hadest one. I had to do few rock climbs ticks to get done the big rock cliffs. Finally reached gunsight pass safely. Then the hike to dollar lake was easy.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
    Gear Used:
    Weather:Cool, Very Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Part of Trip: KingsPeak

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Kings Peak2019-08-17 
2South Kings Peak2019-08-17 
3Dome Peak2019-08-17 

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