Ascent of Mount Gayley on 1950-07-02

Climber: Frederick Johnson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, July 2, 1950
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Gayley
    Elevation:13510 ft / 4117 m

Ascent Trip Report

A group of us--my new wife Marilyn (6-10-1950)and I, Paul and Bunny Kenworthy (Cornell friends), Ian & Cricket (Ann Strong) Mackinlay, Murray Brush, and his friend Al Sawyer--packed in to Sam Mack Meadow (11,600')yesterday. Today I climbed by use trail and XC up to Glacier Notch (13,000'), then followed the southwest ridge to the summit of Mt. Gayley. Cricket and Murray climbed North Palisade via the U Notch.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1910 ft / 582 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1910 ft / 582 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2-3
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Sunny, ideal weather
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1910 ft / 582 m
    Route:XC via Glacier Notch, SW Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Sam Mack Meadow  11600 ft / 3535 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1910 ft / 582 m
    Route:SW Ridge, Glacier Notch
    End Trailhead:Sam Mack Meadow  11600 ft / 3535 m

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