Ascent of Kings Peak on 2019-08-17
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Saturday, August 17, 2019|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||13528 ft / 4123 m|
Ascent Trip ReportCamped 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.
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| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Headlamp|
| Weather:||Cool, Very Windy, Partly Cloudy|
|Ascent Part of Trip: KingsPeak|
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