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Ascent of Thor Peak on 1982-07-03

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:Rick Chval
Al Craun
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, July 3, 1982
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Thor Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:12306 ft / 3750 m

Ascent Trip Report

On day one, Rick Chval, Al Craun and I backpacked from Whitney Portal up the trail to the North Fork of Lone Pine Creek, then followed an occasional use trail up to upper Boy Scout Lake, where we set up camp. Later that day, our group headed off to climb Thor Peak. From Bob Scout Lake, we followed a circuitous route southward towards Pinnacle Ridge, then ascended diagonally from the west up class 2 talus to some ledges, then climbed the class 3 ledges westward to Pinnacle Pass, then climbed up the peak's class 2 West Arête to the top. Afterwards, we followed our ascent route back to camp. The next day, we made our way over to the base of Mount Carillon's south slope, then climbed up the snow covered slope using an ice ax and crampons to the plateau located south of Mount Carillon, dropped off the ice gear, then continued up to the Russell-Carillon Saddle. From there, we climbed up the peak's class 2 west ridge to the summit. Afterwards, we returned to our camp at Upper Boy Scout Lake. On the third day, we backpacked out to the vehicle.

We had also intended to climb Mount Russell, but felt the peak's East Arête Route had too much snow on it.

Please see my 07-04-1982 Mount Carillon trip report for additional trip stats and details.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1150 ft / 350 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1150 ft / 350 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2-3
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1150 ft / 350 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.2 km
    Route:Via Pinnacle Pass/West Arete
    Start Trailhead:Upper Boy Scout Lake  11156 ft / 3400 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1150 ft / 350 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.2 km
    Route:West Arete/Pinnacle Pass
    End Trailhead:Upper Boy Scout Lake  11156 ft / 3400 m



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