Ascent of Polychrome Peak on 2013-07-21

Climber: Patrick Bergeron

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, July 21, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Polychrome Peak
    Elevation:13018 ft / 3967 m

Ascent Trip Report

Finished Williamson early. No one wanted to join me for a Tyndall bonus, so Polychrome was the only other option for those feeling a little sprite.

The proper summit is on the northeast side, identified by cairns on top of a pile of rocks. If coming up from Shepherd Pass, do yourself a favor and skirt around the right side of the rocks on your way up, keeping on the coarse sand.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:928 ft / 282 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Route:Southeast Ridge
    Trailhead:Shepherd Pass Basecamp  12090 ft / 3685 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:23 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Williamson.201307 (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Williamson2013-07-21 a10673 ft / 3253 m
2Polychrome Peak2013-07-21 b928 ft / 283 m
3Mount Tyndall-Shepherd's Pass2013-07-22 c 
Total Trip Gain: 11601 ft / 3536 m    Total Trip Loss: 11601 ft / 3536 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Patrick Bergeron
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