Ascent to The Temple-Just below Summit on 2014-08-17

Climber: Chad Straub

Others in Party:Colin Tasker
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, August 17, 2014
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:The Temple - Just below Summit
    Elevation:8277 ft / 2522 m
    Remaining Elevation:15 ft / 5 m (1% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

We weren't sure if the summit was attainable without rope and protection, but we had time to check it out before continuing on to Mclellan Peak. The final 20 feet or so is highly exposed and nearly vertical, so we turned back there.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1697 ft / 517 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2392 ft / 728 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Grade/Class:Class 4
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1697 ft / 517 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 797 ft / 243 m; Extra: 900 ft / 274m
    Loss on way in:900 ft / 274 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Temple Lake
    Start Trailhead:Enchantments High Camp  7480 ft / 2279 m
    Time:4 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1492 ft / 454 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    End Trailhead:Lake Viviane  6785 ft / 2068 m
    Time:2 Hours 20 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
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Chad Straub
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