Ascent of Mount LeConte on 1948-08-05

Climber: Frederick Johnson

Others in Party:Murray Brush
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, August 5, 1948
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount LeConte
    Elevation:13930 ft / 4245 m

Ascent Trip Report

Climbing to Arc Pass from our campsite at Consultation Lake we followed LeConte's so-called NW chute, followed by Norman Clyde on his first ascent of the peak. As per directions in Secor's guidebook: From the plateau between Mt. Mallory and Mt. LeConte we followed the ridge to the base of cliffs. We then dropped about 200' in elevation and climbed the chute on the NW side of the peak. After we surmounted a 15' Class 3 pitch , it was then a short scramble above to the summit. We returned to our campsite by the same route.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2630 ft / 800 m
    Extra Gain:200 ft / 60 m
    Trailhead:Consultation Lake  11700 ft / 3566 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2-3
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Scramble

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