Ascent of University Peak on 2017-10-28

Climber: Erik Korporaal

Date:Saturday, October 28, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:University Peak
    Elevation:13589 ft / 4141 m

Ascent Trip Report

After two unsuccessful attempts over University Pass due to excessive snow and ice, I took the North Ridge up past Bench Lake. It was a slow, long haul up but spectacular. The gpx file I brought with me took a route further south and it was still full of snow at this time of year, so I found I different route up to the ridge. It turned out great considering I tend to be very cautious when it comes to any sort of dangerous exposure. On the way up I ran into another climber and we followed each other the rest of the way. We took the East Slope on the way down to make it a loop. After finding the right chute, it was a fun slide down the sand. Going up the East Slope would be rough but going down was quick.
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GPX Route (2017-10-28). Photo by Erik Korporaal.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4560 ft / 1389 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.5 mi / 13.7 km
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4560 ft / 1389 m
    Distance:5.1 mi / 8.2 km
    Route:North Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Onion Valley Trailhead  9029 ft / 2752 m
    Time:6 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:3.4 mi / 5.5 km
    Route:East Slope
    Time:3 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Erik Korporaal
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