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Ascent of Mount Teneriffe on 2020-12-23

Climber: Rick Teudt

Date:Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Teneriffe
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:4788 ft / 1459 m

Ascent Trip Report

Snow conditions were annoying from the saddle at 3k ft until the summit. Several inches of loose snow over packed dirt/roots/rocks made it very slippery on the way down; it felt like it took as long to descend as climb. The last 30 ft at the top was windswept ice. Crampons or microspikes definitely required (I used spikes but wish I had crampons). View was gorgeous on a clear, blue day, but the sun produced a constant rain of water and snow bombs from the trees.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4100 ft / 1249 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4100 ft / 1249 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Continuous drips and snow bombs from the trees
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4100 ft / 1249 m
    Loss on way in:4100 ft / 1249 m
    Distance:7.9 mi / 12.7 km
    Route:Teneriffe Falls
Descent Statistics



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