Ascent of Little Annapurna on 2014-08-15

Climber: Chad Straub

Others in Party:Colin Tasker
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, August 15, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Little Annapurna
    Elevation:8440 ft / 2572 m

Ascent Trip Report

Trying to get as close to Sherpa Peak as we could, planning to bivy along the way.
We got hit with an extreme downpour just after descending Pandoras Box, then finally gave up about 500 feet below the summit of Colchuck and returned to camp.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:922 ft / 281 m
    Total Elevation Loss:360 ft / 109 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:922 ft / 281 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.2 km
    Start Trailhead:Enchantments High Camp  7518 ft / 2291 m
    Time:45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:360 ft / 109 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.2 km
    End Trailhead:Saddle to Dragontail  8080 ft / 2462 m
    Time:15 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: 2014 Enchantments (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1(Attempt) Enchantment Peak2014-08-125758 ft / 1755 m
2Little Annapurna2014-08-15922 ft / 281 m
3Dragontail Peak2014-08-151160 ft / 354 m
4(Attempt) Colchuck Peak2014-08-151188 ft / 362 m
5Cannon Mountain2014-08-162558 ft / 780 m
6(Attempt) The Temple2014-08-171697 ft / 517 m
7McClellan Peak2014-08-172929 ft / 893 m
Total Trip Gain: 16212 ft / 4942 m    Total Trip Loss: 12170 ft / 3709 m

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