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Ascent of Red Mountain on 2011-05-15

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Kevin Ford
Date:Sunday, May 15, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Red Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:5261 ft / 1603 m

Ascent Trip Report

The way up was the "standard" route - and it appears vehicles went quite far up it - over the pass at 4660'. From the valley just beyond the pass, there is an obvious trail up the west side of the shoulder of the ridge, which then ends abruptly. We did not see a trail again until the top of the 5080' summit. From there, there was a faint but clear trail to the real summit beyond.

On the way down, we tried the west ridge, but that route got outrageous when the ridge ended and it went strait down a steep loose slope - I do not recommend that route, and excluded it from the attached GPS track.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2071 ft / 630 m
    Elevation Loss:2071 ft / 630 m
    Distance:6.3 mi / 10.1 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1921 ft / 585 m
    Extra Loss:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    Route:North ridge
    Trailhead:North approach road @ 3540'  3540 ft / 1078 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1871 ft / 570 m
    Extra Gain:150 ft / 45 m
    Distance:3.1 mi / 5 km
    Route:West ridge
    Trailhead:North approach road @ 3540'  3540 ft / 1078 m
    Time Down:1 Hours 45 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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Note: GPS Tracks may not be accurate, and may not show the best route. Do not follow this route blindly. Conditions change frequently. Use of a GPS unit in the outdoors, even with a pre-loaded track, is no substitute for experience and good judgment. Peakbagger.com accepts NO resposibility or liability from use of this data.

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