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Ascent to Mount Daniel-North Lobe of Lynch Glacier on 2020-08-17

Climber: Michael Lewis

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, August 17, 2020
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Mount Daniel - North Lobe of Lynch Glacier
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:7000 ft / 2133 m
    Remaining Elevation:960 ft / 293 m (28% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Came in a long ways biking in from Goldbar to Necklace Valley, over Hinman and tried to go up the North lobe of the Lynch Glacier. It proved to be too steep and icy without crampons so I tried to stem climb the moat. The rock was slick and ice wasn't allowing for good penetration with an aluminum axe so I reluctantly bailed and went for Dip Top. It was cool to see the route go that far but disappointing to have another attempt. Next time I guess I'll just day trip it and bring crampons to tack on Lynch.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2500 ft / 762 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2992 ft / 911 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Bicycle, Ice Axe, Tent Camp
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Gain on way in:2500 ft / 762 m
    Loss on way in:2992 ft / 911 m
    Route:county line
    Start Trailhead:Hinman Summit  7492 ft / 2283 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Hinman Daniel Traverse (4 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
 Dip Top Peak2020-08-18 c3291 ft / 1003 m
1Mount Hinman2020-08-17 a7704 ft / 2348 m
2(Attempt) Mount Daniel2020-08-17 b2500 ft / 762 m
Total Trip Gain: 13495 ft / 4113 m    Total Trip Loss: 5392 ft / 1644 m



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