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Ascent of Mount Reinstein on 2009-08-18

Climber: Sonja Dieterich

Date:Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Reinstein
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:12586 ft / 3836 m

Ascent Trip Report

We started fro our camp at Division Lake around 9 am, visited Regimen Lake and traversed above Ram & Ewe lakes to the tarn at 11280 feet at the base of Reinstein. From this tarn, one can see the summit of Reinstein; there is no false summit.

From the tarn, we switch-backed up the scree in the middle of the south slope aiming towards the clearly visible, light-colored cliff 200 feet below the summit. We then scrambled up the gully to the immediate left of the cliff (beautiful Sky Pilots still blooming). At the top of the gully, the peak is toward your right. The summit register started in 1986, only a few pages left. We took the same way down.

From the tar, it took us 1 hour 25 minutes up and 1 hour 15 minutes down.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1786 ft / 544 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1786 ft / 544 m
    Grade/Class:class 2
    Route Conditions:
Scramble
    Nights Spent:4 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1786 ft / 544 m
    Route:South Slope from Blackcap Basin
    Start Trailhead:Division Lake  10800 ft / 3291 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1786 ft / 544 m
    End Trailhead:Division Lake  10800 ft / 3291 m
Ascent Part of Trip: 2009 Blackcap Rambler (8 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Blackcap Mountain2009-08-17 
2Mount Reinstein2009-08-181786 ft / 544 m
Total Trip Gain: 1786 ft / 544 m    Total Trip Loss: 1786 ft / 544 m



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