Ascent of Mount Ellinor on 2020-05-15

Climber: Rick Teudt

Date:Friday, May 15, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Ellinor
    Elevation:5920 ft / 1804 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked on the road near Big Creek CG since the road to TH was closed (Covid-19). That increased the distance to 12 miles and elevation gain to 5,200 ft; carried a 42 lb pack for conditioning. Trail snow-free until summer/winter split. Took the winter route which still had enough snow but not for long. There was running water underneath, and several voids/snow bridges. Waited 40 minutes at the summit for whiteout to clear but it didn't. Only part of the route was glissadable because of rotten snow (punched through to mid-thigh once while plunge stepping).
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Low Clouds
Sunny, mild below... cool, whiteout at the summit
Ascent Statistics
    Route:From Big Creek CG
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Rick Teudt
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