Ascent of Mount Bangs on 2010-05-15

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Jose Witt
Fred Longacre
Derek Lester
Date:Saturday, May 15, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mount Bangs
    Elevation:8012 ft / 2442 m

Ascent Trip Report

We followed the trail (that goes by the old Littlefield reservoir) until it ended below some rock. We then scrambled up the rock (and through some brush) to gain the ridge which we took to the summit. In retrospect, it would have been easier to take the ridge directly from the trail, before the trail left it to go under the rocks.

On the way down, we tried the direct route. Once at the old road, it was smooth sailing, but getting there was some nasty bushwhacking with many spiny/thorny plants.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1692 ft / 516 m
    Elevation Loss:1692 ft / 516 m
    Distance:4.4 mi / 7.1 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1692 ft / 516 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Route:Trail -> scramble up northeast ridge
    Trailhead:Cougar Springs trailhead  6320 ft / 1926 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1692 ft / 516 m
    Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Route:southeast face to old jeep road
    Trailhead:Cougar Springs trailhead  6320 ft / 1926 m
    Time Down:1 Hours 15 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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