Ascent of Owens Peak on 2010-06-20

Climber: Mat Kelliher

Others in Party:Tanya Roton
Stella Cheung
Chris Spisak
Date:Sunday, June 20, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Owens Peak
    Elevation:8453 ft / 2576 m

Ascent Trip Report

***Private Hike***
Hiked with Tanya, Stella, and Chris. 7 miles RT, 3200' gain. Final 1 mile to summit was very steep with lots of Class 2/3 scrambling, loose skree; 2,100' of gain over this final 1 mile stretch. Fantastic summit on this peak with great views into Sierra Nevada backcountry to the north, Telescope Peak to east.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3200 ft / 975 m
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Trailhead:5253 ft / 1601 m
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
A little warm, 100 mi+ visibility

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