Ascent of Thunderbolt Peak on 2015-07-12

Climber: Sandy Lara

Date:Sunday, July 12, 2015
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Thunderbolt Peak
    Elevation:12600 ft / 3840 m

Ascent Trip Report

Backpacked from South Lake over Bishop Pass to Thunderbolt Pass, approx 12K', to set up camp. It rained and hailed Sat night. Started climbing 5am Sunday. Snow in chute #1. Continued to approx 12600' where we found black ice when we started to climb the side wall. Turned back for safety.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2600 ft / 792 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Rope, Ski Poles, Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2600 ft / 792 m
    Distance:12 mi / 19.3 km
    Start Trailhead:10000 ft / 3048 m
Descent Statistics

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