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Ascent of Lion Rock on 2014-06-21

Climber: Lisa Barboza

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, June 21, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Lion Rock
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:12360 ft / 3767 m

Ascent Trip Report

A long, long dayhike to get this peak. My list finish was scheduled for 6/28/2014 and I need this last peak to finish the SPS list. I started from Lodgepole and gained the High Sierra Trail.

Not too many people on the trail, and not much water except for a few creeks. I reached the lake at the end of a branch of the trail to Tamarack Lake. From there, a high cliff barred access, but found a route to the south west side of the lake. From there, a scree slope, and a scramble to the summit. On the way down, i descended to much and ended up at a vertical drop on the cliff band. I headed west along the edge and got back down to the lake.

I got back to the TH at 10:00 PM after a long long day.

A worthwhile climb.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:7650 ft / 2331 m
    Round-Trip Distance:37 mi / 59.5 km
    Trailhead:4710 ft / 1435 m
    Grade/Class:CL2
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Headlamp, Ski Poles



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