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Mt. Wilson
May 30, 2010

Partners: Frank Konsella

Route Description: From Silver Pick, ascended East Cirque via Rock of Ages and Gladstone Saddles. Descended East Cirque and Box Car Couloir.

Data: Began from Silver Pick (9,700') at 3:30 am. Climbed up basin to Rock of Ages Saddle (13,000'). Traversed on skis to bottom of Gladstone Saddle, dropping approximately 300'. Skinned up to top of Gladstone Saddle (13,250') and descended into east-facing cirque, dropping about 300'. We skinned and bootpacked from about 12,950' to the saddle near the summit. Reached the summit (14,264') at about 9:30 am. Began descending around 10 am. Descended east cirque and Box Car Couloir, skiing to approximately 12,300'. Skinned from there to top of Gladstone Saddle. Skied from Gladstone saddle, traversing toward Rock of Ages, dropping to approximately 12,500'. Skinned to the top of Rock of Ages (500'), descended into Silver Pick Basin. Skied to about 11,600' and descended on foot back to the trailhead. Reached trailhead around 2:30 pm. Total vert climbed: 6,600'. Total vert skied: 4650'. Total time: 11 hours.

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Photos contributed by Frank Konsella.