Ascent to Upheaval Dome-Summit Ridge on 2016-06-29

Climber: Austin D. Smith

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Upheaval Dome - Summit Ridge
    Elevation:5875 ft / 1790 m
    Remaining Elevation:49 ft / 15 m (100% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Family stopped for lunch and I took the opportunity to try and tag the summit. I ran cross country from the parking lot to the left most peak which looked to be the highpoint. (The highpoint is jkjjneither of the 2 lookouts). Upon arriving to the top, it was obvious that the point to the left of the sign at the TR was the highpoint. I began to run over to the summit and was on the summit ridge when the bright flash and loud crack of thunder exploded out of a dark cloud above my head, at which point I ran as fast as I could back down in the direction of the parking lot. Beware of where your running/walking. There is cactus everywhere!
Summary Total Data
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Weather:Thunderstorm, Pleasant, Breezy, Overcast

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