Ascent of Dicks Peak on 2013-08-25

Climber: Patrick Kirchmann

Others in Party:Dominik
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, August 25, 2013
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Dicks Peak
    Elevation:9730 ft / 2965 m

Ascent Trip Report

Due to other obligation we had a late start and left the parking lot near amazingly beautiful Fallen Leaf Lake around 2pm. While the previous days had brought hazy conditions with the smoke from the Rim Fire in Yosemite NP blowing to the north we were lucky and had clear skies. Reaching the saddle of Dicks Pass was easy and we saw a bunch of quails and marmots up close. But then we were too eager scrambling up Dicks Peak and chose a pretty rough route. The time limit of 6pm for turning around approached and not being sure where to head up for Dicks Peak (since I failed to calibrate my compass) we decided to stop climbing only 200ft below the summit. The views in the setting sun nevertheless were breathtaking and I will not mind at all revisiting this peak to finally bag it.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3140 ft / 957 m
    Round-Trip Distance:13.8 mi / 22.2 km
    Route:Standard Route
    Trailhead:Falle Leaf Lake  6590 ft / 2008 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:4 Days 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Patrick Kirchmann
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