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Ascent of Mount LeConte on 2005-09-10

Climber: Lisa Barboza

Others in Party:Daryn Dodge
Date:Saturday, September 10, 2005
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount LeConte
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:13930 ft / 4245 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was part of a nice climb in the area around Sky Blue lake, with Daryn Dodge, Aaron Schuman, Steve Eckert, and a few others. I had business travel and so hiked in over New Army Pass from Horseshoe Meadow late in the day. By the time i got to the lake, it was snowing and blowing a fine wind from the Southwest.

Next Day, we got up and did a fine traverse of LeConte, Corcoran, and Mallory in a single day, ending in Arc Pass and then heading down to camp. All in all, a very fine day. We first climbed LeConte, and had a bit of difficulty in finding the route. There was some CL4 on the route. We did have a rope, but only had to use it for a short downclimb.

A very nice and satisfying traverse!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:7270 ft / 2215 m
    Round-Trip Distance:16.2 mi / 26.1 km
    Trailhead:6660 ft / 2029 m
    Grade/Class:CL4
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb



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