Ascent of Mount Gould on 2011-04-17

Climber: Sandy Lara

Date:Sunday, April 17, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Gould
    Elevation:13005 ft / 3963 m

Ascent Trip Report

Neal Robbins, Peter, and I, plus 7 former WTC students, went to Onion Valley. We did snow skills training on Sat, then 9 of us (Max was sick) attempted Gould, with Neal, Peter, Mike Manous, and me summiting. We started out on snow that crunched and gave a bit, so switched to snowshoes early to avoid postholing. There is a constant climb of 4000' in about 3 miles. We switched to crampons on the steep slopes, but then the snow got soft so we took them off. The last 250' was on rock, with a class 3 summit block. We descended with a few glissades, the longest of which was 780'.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles, Snowshoes

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