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Ascent of Black Giant on 2006-07-30

Climber: Lisa Barboza

Others in Party:Daryn Dodge
Date:Sunday, July 30, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Black Giant
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:13330 ft / 4062 m

Ascent Trip Report

on 29 July, we hiked in to Echo Lake on the Lake Sabrina TH and went over Echo Col. This was a 5 day trip with Daryn Dodge and Steve Eckert. The peaks we climbed on this trip:

After McDuffie, we headed south cross country on ridges and through lots of snow - (ice axe and crampons were work daily) to climb Black Giant, Charybdis, Wheel, McDuffie, Devils Crag #1, and Woodworth. Our exit was over Bishop Pass, on 4 August.

McDuffie was a straightforward climb, up the North Ridge from around Muir hit on the JMT.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6500 ft / 1981 m
    Round-Trip Distance:44 mi / 70.8 km
    Trailhead:6830 ft / 2081 m
    Grade/Class:CL3
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons
Ascent Part of Trip: August 2006 peaks (5 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Black Giant2006-07-306500 ft / 1981 m
2Charybdis2006-07-311000 ft / 305 m
3Mount McDuffie2006-08-013000 ft / 914 m
4Wheel Mountain2006-08-013000 ft / 914 m
5Devils Crags2006-08-021500 ft / 457 m
5Mount Woodworth2006-08-03 b1300 ft / 396 m
Total Trip Gain: 16300 ft / 4967 m    Total Trip Loss: 10300 ft / 3139 m



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