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Ascent of Granite Chief on 2011-08-06

Climber: Scott Joyce

Date:Saturday, August 6, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Granite Chief
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:9006 ft / 2745 m

Ascent Trip Report

Did the Squaw Mountain Run and wanted to get the most out of the included tram ride, so changed clothes and bagged Granite Chief and Needle Peak. Did'nt know Lyon Peak was an OGUL, but eas running out of time anyway. Cut cross down to the Western States trail and got into lots of snow. Was on and off trail, but headed for Immigrant peak and got out in time to take a crowded touristy tram ride down. Hope I stunk.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:906 ft / 276 m
    Total Elevation Loss:35 ft / 10 m
    Grade/Class:2
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:906 ft / 276 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Western States Trail
    Start Trailhead:Squaw Valley High Lodge  8100 ft / 2468 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:35 ft / 10 m
    Route:Ridge to Needle Peak
    End Trailhead:Needle Peak  8971 ft / 2734 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Granite Chief

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Granite Chief2011-08-06906 ft / 276 m
Total Trip Gain: 906 ft / 276 m    Total Trip Loss: 35 ft / 11 m



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