Ascent of Crosby Mountain on 2016-10-28

Climber: Monty VanderBilt

Date:Friday, October 28, 2016
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Crosby Mountain
    Elevation:4400 ft / 1341 m

Ascent Trip Report

RichP and I attempted Crosby Mountain via it's long east ridge as described in Mike Collins' 2001 WTA TR. We didn't make it for two reasons; 1) we mistakenly went too high on Bing's south ridge and 2) we ran out of time on this short winter day. But there are many things to like about this route and now that we know it I think we'll be back to finally bag the summit. My stats show 10 hours, 6.2 miles RT and 4800' of gain (without our mistake, which adds 600'). The full trip to the summit will probably be close to 6000' of gain with all the ups and downs.

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Note: Part of the GPS track shows our mistake heading too far up on Bing's south ridge. You must cross the creek at ~3200' to avoid cliffs higher up and get positioned for the last 1000' directly up to the saddle.
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GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Monty VanderBilt
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