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Ascent of Gothic Peak on 2015-08-15

Climber: Outside & Stuff

Date:Saturday, August 15, 2015
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Gothic Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:6000 ft / 1828 m

Ascent Trip Report

Traversed too high along the southeast ridge and got stuck at a small crumbling crag below the summit. Extremely low visibility around 6000' -- Too fogged in to see peaks, cairns, or much of anything that might indicate where we were supposed to be going, and constant misting made the slabs and scramble sections slick and a bit treacherous for comfort, so we turned around.

Next time we'll head up through the talus -- seems to be the route most people take, more straightforward and a lot less sketchy than what we were attempting.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3369 ft / 1026 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, White-out
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3369 ft / 1026 m
    Start Trailhead:2631 ft / 801 m
Descent Statistics



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