Ascent to Monte Cinto-Point 2651 (100m east) on 2018-05-24
|Date:||Thursday, May 24, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
|Point Reached:||Monte Cinto - Point 2651 (100m east)|
| Elevation:||8698 ft / 2651 m|
| Remaining Elevation:||180 ft / 55 m (4% left to go)|
Ascent Trip ReportI didn't bring enough gear (this was a beach vacation) for the snow conditions on the upper slopes. Gear used: CAMP aluminum ice axe and microspikes; no gloves). Don't skimp on real crampons and a standard ice axe on this one.
The upper slopes were still icy and exposed in late March; kicking steps or getting a reasonable axe placement were not always possible.
I turned around after 5 hours just short of the final summit push when white-out moved in and I became self-conscious about not having front points for the return trek.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||4033 ft / 1229 m|
| Trailhead:||4665 ft / 1421 m|
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