Ascent of Mount Washington on 2014-05-24

Climber: Greg Chappell

Date:Saturday, May 24, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Washington
    Elevation:6255 ft / 1906 m

Ascent Trip Report

Some route finding difficulty, primarily due to snow on trail starting in the meadow at 4600'. We took a gully that was only about 100 yards too far to the right but we're able to correct after am exposed traverse.

Second problem came after taking the left route to gain the ridge. We got to the ridge, but too far left and explored class 4 terrain until lowering back into minefields and finally gaining the summit ridge.

The summit scramble is solid and blocky. Very fun.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3205 ft / 976 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3205 ft / 976 m
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3205 ft / 976 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Start Trailhead:3050 ft / 929 m
    Time:6 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3205 ft / 976 m
    End Trailhead:3050 ft / 929 m
    Time:3 Hours 

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