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Mt. Thielson West Ridge

September 15, 2019

Coordinator: Ben Rosati

Summit Altitude: 9182 feet
Elevation Gain: 3800 feet
Round-trip Distance: 10 miles
Excursion Time: 6 hours (car-to-car)

Plan will be to leave the Diamond Lake parking area at 8:30 am (Camping available at Diamond lake campground for those coming in Friday night). We will start up the Mt. Thielson Trail 1456 and follow it 3-4 miles to it's Junction with the PCT. From there we will travel up the west ridge to the Summit Pinnacle which will require 3-4th class scrambling to the summit.

We will plan to rope up for the final accent of the summit block, so be comfortable with a small section of climbing as well as a single rappel back to the base of the summit block.

Signed Up: 4
Tentative: 1
Maximum Allowed: 9
Equipment
Team Equipment: Rope, Small alpine rack, Slings, Webbing
Required Equipment (each participant): Day Pack, 10 essentials (headlamp, sun protection, etc), Food for 1/2 day - bring a lunch + snacks, Water - 2L (or what suits you), Layers according to weather, Puffy Jacket/Insulation , Hiking boots/trail runners, Harness, Tube style belay device + large locking carabiner, Personal Anchor (double length sling, chord (prusik cords from climb school), Personal Anchor system, or equivalent), Extra locking carabiner, ,
Optional Equipment (each participant): Gaiters , Trekking poles, Mountaineering boots (if you prefer hiking in these), Climbing shoes
Not Required: Ice axe, Crampons, ,
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Ben (leader) says:
Hey guys! Kyle informed me that 9/14 was the 2019 Crater Lake Rim Ride where they shut down the rim road to cars. I'm thinking it'd be fun to ride the rim on 9/14 and then climb Thielson on 9/15 in the AM so I'm going to shift the date slightly if that's ok! Let me know if this is an issue. Ben


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