Ascent of Alta Peak on 2016-05-07
|Date:||Saturday, May 7, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||11204 ft / 3414 m|
Ascent Trip ReportEarly ascent up Alta. Ran into very heavy snow pack at Mehrten meadow. Went up southwest chute - class 3. Crampons and Ice axe needed. Very steep to summit. Dangerous coming down chute in icy conditions. Light snow off and on.
|Summary Total Data|
| Grade/Class:||Class 3|
| Quality:||8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Crampons|
| Weather:||Snowing, Cold, Breezy, Low Clouds|
| Route:||Trail to sw chute|
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