Ascent of Granite Mountain on 2011-12-17

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Joel Brewster
Collin Kamholz
Anji Cerney
Ed Forkos
Luba Leef
Bill Siegal
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, December 17, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Granite Mountain
    Elevation:6762 ft / 2061 m

Ascent Trip Report

The University of California Riverside owns Granite Cove and the surrounding area - though it would be considerate, if they really want people to keep out, to post their boundaries online. We paralleled the fence and were prepared to keep out until it made an unexpected turn to the south.

When we headed up the slope to the ridge we were shocked to find a good-condition well-cairned trail going to the ridge (but not the summit). The trail is a godsend because the surrounding area has plenty of thorny plans including catsclaw (which sometimes intrudes on the trail).

Once above the trail, the terrain can be challenging, especially when there is some snow. There are sections of class 3 boulder-hopping.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2995 ft / 911 m
    Elevation Loss:2995 ft / 911 m
    Distance:8.5 mi / 13.7 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2795 ft / 851 m
    Extra Loss:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 6.9 km
    Route:From the southeast
    Trailhead:Public road south of Granite Cove  4167 ft / 1270 m
    Time Up:3 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2795 ft / 851 m
    Extra Gain:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    Route:From the southeast
    Trailhead:Public road south of Granite Cove  4167 ft / 1270 m
    Time Down:2 Hours 45 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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