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Ascent of Mount Clark on 1988-06-11

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:Sierra Club SPS group
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, June 11, 1988
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Clark
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:11522 ft / 3511 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a Sierra Peaks Section trip led by George Toby and Jon Inskeep. On day one, we backpacked in about 11 miles and set up camp at Lake 10,162', which is located below Gray Peak. On day two, the group climbed Grey Peak via its class 2 north ridge. Next, we dropped down from the peak to about 10,600' in elevation, then contoured over to the base of Mount Clark, then climbed up the peak's Northeast Face route to the top. The leaders set up a belay at an exposed crack and chimney just below the summit, which was the only 4th class on the route. On day three, the group backpacked out to the vehicles. Trip stats includes an ascent of Grey Peak.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:7730 ft / 2355 m
    Total Elevation Loss:7730 ft / 2356 m
    Round-Trip Distance:27 mi / 43.5 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2/4
    Route Conditions:
Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Rope
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:6830 ft / 2081 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 4520 ft / 1377 m; Extra: 2310 ft / 704m
    Loss on way in:2310 ft / 704 m
    Distance:13.5 mi / 21.7 km
    Route:Northeast face
    Start Trailhead:Mono Meadows  7002 ft / 2134 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:5420 ft / 1652 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 4520 ft / 1377 m; Extra: 900 ft / 274m
    Gain on way out:900 ft / 274 m
    Distance:13.5 mi / 21.7 km
    Route:Northeast face
    End Trailhead:Mono Meadows  7002 ft / 2134 m



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