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Ascent of Mount Tallac on 2013-04-27

Climber: Vince Curry

Others in Party:Sandra Holguin
Date:Saturday, April 27, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Tallac
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:9735 ft / 2967 m

Ascent Trip Report

Late spring ascent via the Crystal Peak Bowl. Trail head gate closed adding 2 miles to the round trip from Hwy 89. Trail clear of snow to Floating Island Lake. After that, the snow was still deep and the remainder of the ascent other than the bowl was knee deep 'post-holen'. The bowl was icy and required crampons and ice axe for safe ascent and descent. The weather was clear and there was virtually no wind. The summit rock was clear of snow and was missing its marker and registry box. the entire route was 12 mile round trip due to trail head being closed and the total time on the mountain was 12 hours due to snow depth.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3335 ft / 1016 m
    Round-Trip Distance:12 mi / 19.3 km
    Route:Crystal Peak Bowl
    Trailhead:Hwy 89 at Tallac Rd  6400 ft / 1950 m
    Grade/Class:2-3
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:8 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:4 Hours 



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