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Date Saturday  6/5/2021
End Date Sunday  6/6/2021
Group State CMC
Event Title "The Drifters" ACS Team Citadel/Pettingell Traverse Grad Climb
Start Time 2:30 PM
Status Complete
Leader Chad Quillen
Co-Leader Nancy Ruiz
Member Price Free
Available Participants Standby
Type Trip
Trip Type Scramble
Climb Type
Climbing Class Class IV
Pace Moderate
Trail Mileage 10
Elevation Gain 4000
Driving Distance 80


We will meet at Wooly Mammoth PNR across from Exxon gas station @ 2:30pm read to depart no later than 2:40pm and carpool to Herman Gulch Trailhead

For those not carpooling we will meet at Herman Gulch trailhead @ 3:30pm


For more info Contact

ACS 2021 Slack channel


From Herman Gulch Trailhead we will head up the trail to Herman Lake and set up camp. In the morning we will head off around 4:00am to climb the NE couloir (aka Snoopy's Backside) and reach the double summit of "The Citadel" (13,294') Weather permitting, we will then traverse north along the class 4 ridge (requiring one 60' rappel) to the summit of Pettingell Peak (13,553') From here, we'll descend SE down a scree slope back to Herman Lake, pack up camp, and head back down to the trailhead.

This trip is a Grad Climb for "The Drifters" Alpine Climbing School team.

Details provided in the student made trip plan.


You can find the latest updates on COVID-19 programming here.


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.