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Ascent to Sherpa Peak-SE Ridge on 2016-05-25

Climber: Michael Lewis

Others in Party:Fletcher Jordan <5427>
Heather Anderson
Date:Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Sherpa Peak - SE Ridge
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:8300 ft / 2529 m
    Remaining Elevation:305 ft / 93 m (5% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Fletcher Jordan and Heather Anderson had me join them for this long and hard attempt from Ingalls Creek trailhead. We had to turn back high on the SE Ridge route due to excessive snow on a 5th class traverse.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6547 ft / 1995 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Round-Trip Distance:26 mi / 41.8 km
    Route:Ingalls Creek/East Ridge
    Trailhead:1953 ft / 595 m
    Grade/Class:Class 4+
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy



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