Ascent of Mount McLoughlin on 2013-04-27

Climber: Michael Wanberg

Others in Party:James R
Jeremy B
David L
David Z
Date:Saturday, April 27, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount McLoughlin
    Elevation:9495 ft / 2894 m

Ascent Trip Report

First real summit for both of the Davids!
Snow level: Spotty coverage from 5600'-6800', full coverage above (avg. snow year)
One other person on the peak this day - saw very fresh footprints.
Rated class 3 because of some easy scrambling over/through lava fields low on the mountain. The summit and ridge is ~class 2 in the snow.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4595 ft / 1400 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Route:Bushwhack from SSE
    Trailhead:Summit Sno-park  5100 ft / 1554 m
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Pleasant, Very Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:7 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:4 Hours 

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