Ascent of Kearsarge Peak on 2016-04-16

Climber: Brian Richardsson

Date:Saturday, April 16, 2016
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Kearsarge Peak
    Elevation:12400 ft / 3779 m

Ascent Trip Report

climbed sw couloir (couloir east / climber's right of lilly pass) and made the west ridge only to be blocked by large unstable wind slab approx 30' - 40' long. fun couloir, gps track and caltopo shows it to be upwards of 50 degree slope near the exit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3200 ft / 975 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:sw couloir via golden trout lakes basin
    Trailhead:onion valley  9200 ft / 2804 m
    Grade/Class:moderate snow with a
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles, Tent Camp

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