Ascent of Granite Mountain on 2011-12-03
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Saturday, December 3, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||5629 ft / 1715 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis was my first winter ascent of Granite Mountain. The trail was muddy at the start but I hit snow fairly soon. I used snowshoes until I started the final ascent up an avalanche chute (there were not avalanche warnings that day) where I changed to crampons and ice axe. The route up the chute was steep and fairly demanding but I was fortunate enough that a previous climber had already kicked steps up the chute. The wind was strong on the summit and the snow was blowing. I was able to glissade down the chute saving a lot of time on the decent.
|Summary Total Data|
| Quality:||8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Crampons|
| Weather:||Cold, Windy, Partly Cloudy|
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