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Ascent of Ingalls Peak on 2015-08-02

Climber: Sean Mathias

Date:Sunday, August 2, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Ingalls Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:7662 ft / 2335 m

Ascent Trip Report

Our group of 2 set off from the Esmerelda trailhead parking lot at 0515, we reach Ingalls Pass at 0645 and met up with the four other party members who were already camped in the basin. From there, we followed the Ingalls Lake trail, traversing around the basin at roughly 6400’ until we reached a stream and branched off the trail heading northwest, heading towards the gully leading to the cannon hole in the notch between the East Ridge route and the South Peak. We cached some gear before heading up the snow free gully to the notch, reaching the base of the climb at 0815. The climb itself went smoothly, though slower somewhat by a part of two in front of us, we reached the summit at 1315 and discovered it was swarming with flying ants, so generally stayed below it.

The3 rappelling down the standard route went well with a single and two double rope rappels, and we were all down by 1415. We then went to retrieve our cached gear and return to break camp and hike out, reaching the trailhead just under 12 hours after leaving it. The weather was nice with some high cloud cover, so not too hot and a nice breeze.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4019 ft / 1224 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4019 ft / 1224 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Rope
    Weather:Pleasant
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4019 ft / 1224 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3419 ft / 1042 m; Extra: 600 ft / 182m
    Loss on way in:600 ft / 182 m
    Distance:11.7 mi / 18.8 km
    Start Trailhead:4243 ft / 1293 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3419 ft / 1042 m
    End Trailhead:4243 ft / 1293 m



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