Ascent to Gibson Peak-South shoulder in 2008-05

Climber: Ryan Ghelfi

Others in Party:Ryan Matz
Date:May, 2008
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Gibson Peak - South shoulder
    Elevation:8300 ft / 2529 m
    Remaining Elevation:99 ft / 31 m (2% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

We were doing a backcountry ski trip. We nearly summited but we only had hard and heavy ski boots on and the summit was purly rock and very exposed rock at that. We cut our losses and skied down some amazing California corn for 2000 ft.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4800 ft / 1463 m
    Round-Trip Distance:18 mi / 29 km
    Trailhead:Swift creek trailhead.   3500 ft / 1066 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Skis, Ski Poles
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads

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