Ascent of Mount Jordan on 1994-08-15

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:Barbara Cohen
Asher Waxman
Jim Fujimoto
Dan Richter
Erik Siering
Willie Richter
Leslie Hofherr
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, August 15, 1994
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Jordan
    Elevation:13343 ft / 4066 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was day 3 of a 9 day backpack trip to climb 8 peaks located along the King-Kern Divide that are on the SPS list. Starting from our camp at Lake South America, our group day hiked Mount Genevra via its class 1-2 east slope and descended via its class 1-2 west slope on the way to Mount Jordan. Later, we climbed Mount Jordan via its East Slope Route, at first going up its east slope and then a chute, then traversing on ledges and rock up to the notch located between the peak's north and south summits. From there, Dan belayed Asher across the 4th class step across and then up to the top of the summit block, then Asher belayed each of us up/down the summit. Stats for this day hike include ascents of both Mount Genevra and Mount Jordan from Lake South America. Please see my 08-18-1994 Thunder Mountain trip report for additional trip stats and info.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2900 ft / 883 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2900 ft / 883 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3-4
    Route Conditions:
Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2900 ft / 883 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1490 ft / 454 m; Extra: 1410 ft / 429m
    Loss on way in:1410 ft / 429 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:East slope/step accross
    Start Trailhead:Lake South America  11853 ft / 3612 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1490 ft / 454 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:Step accross/east slope
    End Trailhead:Lake South America  11853 ft / 3612 m

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