Ascent of Mount Jefferson-Middle Summit on 2015-08-29

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Joel Brewster
Toby Brewster
Anji Cerney
Tom Mowad
Date:Saturday, August 29, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Jefferson-Middle Summit
    Elevation:11686 ft / 3561 m

Ascent Trip Report

From any direction the Middle Summit is easily accessible by gently sloped class 1 except for the last few steps of class 2 up the final blocks.

From the Middle Summit we made our way to ridge connecting the South Summit with the East Summit. Despite the fact the trail is almost completely gone from the plateau, if you follow the path it took (bottom of the drainage) as the ground drops away, the trail becomes plainly visible from the plateau edge through the east ridge.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:416 ft / 126 m
    Total Elevation Loss:736 ft / 224 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:366 ft / 111 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Route:North slope
    Start Trailhead:Low pass south of North summit  11320 ft / 3450 m
    Time:30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:736 ft / 224 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 686 ft / 209 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m
    Gain on way out:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:South slope
    End Trailhead:East ridge  11000 ft / 3352 m
    Time:45 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: 2015 Mount Jefferson

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Jefferson2015-08-29 a2771 ft / 845 m
2Mount Jefferson-North Summit2015-08-29 b494 ft / 151 m
3Mount Jefferson-Middle Summit2015-08-29 c416 ft / 127 m
4Mount Jefferson-East Peak2015-08-29 d572 ft / 174 m
Total Trip Gain: 4253 ft / 1297 m    Total Trip Loss: 4253 ft / 1297 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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