Ascent to Sentinel Peak-top of snowfield on 2020-09-01
|Others in Party:||Josh Lewis|
|Date:||Tuesday, September 1, 2020|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
|Point Reached:||Sentinel Peak - top of snowfield|
| Elevation:||7800 ft / 2377 m|
| Remaining Elevation:||461 ft / 140 m (100% left to go)|
Ascent Trip ReportAttempted on Southbound Ptarmigan Traverse with Josh Lewis. Cramponed up the SW snowfield from LaConte Col. Razor thin moat and wet loose rock made for poor climbing conditions despite fair weather. Couldn't find anything that could be safely down-climbed after gaining rock up to about 7800'. All holds popped off in our hands and the snow had retreated too much from the rock for a direct climb over the moat to reach the key ledge. Hopefully I can return someday earlier in season.
|Summary Total Data|
| Route Conditions:||Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Crampons|
| Weather:||Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Ptarmigan Traverse (5 nights total away from roads)|
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