Mitchell Peak


Statistics

  • Date - 08/07/2012
  • Elevation - 12,000'
  • Route - North Face Left
  • Miles - 9.0
  • Elevation Gain - 2,000'
  • ACME Mapper - Link
  • CalTopo - Link
  • Partners - Jeff Shafer, John Balciar

Description

Because of the weather the previous day, we thought we would try a less traveled peak since there might be a lot of traffic on Wolfs Head.  We each led a couple of pitches with me taking the easier ones and Jeff and John handling the stiffer climbing.  Unfortunately, on the last pitch before making it to easier terrain Jeff took a big lead fall.  We were able to get off the mountain on our own, but because of a deep cut and Jeff hitting his head we decided it best to seek medical attention.  We ended up on the top of Jackass Pass where I took the rack and a rope and all the gear I could carry.  Jeff carried his pack and a rope.  Jeff and I headed out to the trailhead while John went back to camp to get the car keys and a large backpack loaded with as much gear as he could bring out.  We drove to Lander, Wyoming, where Jeff got stitched up and John had his hands treated for rope burn.  We spent the night in a motel after leaving the emergency room.

Photos

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