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Ascent of Mount Washington on 2010-08-29

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Joel Brewster
Mountain Man Henry The -- Trip Report or GPS Track
M Evans
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, August 29, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mount Washington
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:11658 ft / 3553 m

Ascent Trip Report

We thought the dirt road we started on would go all the way to the ridge northeast of Mt. Washington. Once we saw that it ended far short, we continued off-trail toward the ridge. About 1000 feet from the ridge, we saw that we would need to cross several steep chutes filled with loose scree to get there. So we decided to go up the best looking of the chutes instead. It was mostly exposed class 2, with some class 3 sections. Once on top of the chute, the summit was a short and easy walk.

We descended via the road to the mine, after which, the other hikers hiked back up the first road to retrieve the vehicles.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1938 ft / 590 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3818 ft / 1163 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.5 mi / 12.1 km
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1838 ft / 560 m
    Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Route:Steep chute on north face
    Start Trailhead:Dirt Road NW of Mt. Washington  9820 ft / 2993 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3818 ft / 1163 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 3718 ft / 1133 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Gain on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:5.7 mi / 9.2 km
    Route:Dirt road
    End Trailhead:Wheeler Peak Mine  7940 ft / 2420 m
Ascent Part of Trip: 2010 Mt. Washington (NV)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Washington2010-08-29 a1938 ft / 591 m
2Lincoln Peak2010-08-29 b1684 ft / 513 m
Total Trip Gain: 3622 ft / 1104 m    Total Trip Loss: 5502 ft / 1677 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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