Ascent of Rainbow Wall on 2012-11-17

Climber: James Morehouse

Others in Party:Lorraine Wajda
Susan Murphy
Brett Sapowith
Bart Stephens
and myself.
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, November 17, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Rainbow Wall
    Elevation:6924 ft / 2110 m

Ascent Trip Report

Lots of bouldering and 3rd class climbing. I mean a lot of it. On the summit we had a short rain shower, which was not welcome, but fortunately it was brief. Rain on the descent would have been treacherous. Due to some miscalculations, we ended up coming out of Juniper Canyon in the dark. You'll note a side trip to a cliff out at the base of the summit block. A few of us thought a short cut might be found up there. There wasn't.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4692 ft / 1429 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4692 ft / 1429 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.2 mi / 14.8 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Cool, breezy, short rain shower on summit.
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3872 ft / 1180 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3052 ft / 930 m; Extra: 820 ft / 249m
    Loss on way in:820 ft / 249 m
    Distance:4.8 mi / 7.7 km
    Route:Juniper Canyon
    Start Trailhead:Oak Creek Trail Head  3872 ft / 1180 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3872 ft / 1180 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 3052 ft / 930 m; Extra: 820 ft / 249m
    Gain on way out:820 ft / 249 m
    Distance:4.4 mi / 7.1 km
    Route:Loop around summit, down Juniper Cyn
    End Trailhead:Oak Creek Trail Head  3872 ft / 1180 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by James Morehouse
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