Ascent of Mount Peale on 2018-04-22

Climber: Evan Battaglia

Date:Sunday, April 22, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Peale
    Elevation:12721 ft / 3877 m

Ascent Trip Report

This one really kicked my ass. Despite making pretty good time (car-to-car in about 7.5 hours), I was dead tired at the end with a headache and my knee bothering me.

Took the winter route as described on Summitpost. The snow stopped once I got to the ridge at Point 11705. Took a shortcut between the Geyser Pass road and Gold Basin road (obvious on the map). Also, I found a thready use trail through the scree contouring around Point 12271 which saved elevation gain in each direction, that was nice. I tried to contour around the next point but that was rougher and on the way back and I just went up and over.

I was really huffing and puffing towards the end of the ascent, and had an headache a bit later, despite having spent a week at 4000 - 6000 ft. elevation, and sleeping the night before at over 8000 ft.

Had to get out my ice axe for a short section on the final ridge,
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4041 ft / 1231 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Snowshoes
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4041 ft / 1231 m
    Start Trailhead:8680 ft / 2645 m
Descent Statistics

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