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Ascent of Mount Morrison on 1989-06-09

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:Rick Chval
Al Craun
Matt Taylor
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, June 9, 1989
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Morrison
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:12270 ft / 3739 m

Ascent Trip Report

Rick Chval, Al Craun, Matt Taylor, and I day hiked Mount Morrison from Convict Lake via the peak's class 2 East Slope Route. From the parking lot, our group hiked south up the drainage to a hanging valley, running into snow at about 9800' in elevation. We continued up the hanging valley, turning west at about 9950' in elevation, put on crampons and got the ice axes out, then made our way up another valley and then a chute up to the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4725 ft / 1440 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.2 mi / 11.6 km
    Route:East Slope Route
    Trailhead:Convict Lake  7545 ft / 2299 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Route Conditions:
Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons



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