Ascent of Avawatz Peak on 2012-02-04

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Collin Kamholz
Kathy Wing -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Anji Cerney
Jeff Webb
Heather Hill
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, February 4, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Avawatz Peak
    Elevation:6155 ft / 1876 m

Ascent Trip Report

After being rather concerned about the road condition (I'm new to 4WD driving), I was pleasantly surprised. While there were a couple of spicy sections, the road was fairly decent to 4160' where we parked.

From there we took the road maybe a mile further (there were opportunities to leave the road both before and after we did). Once we got to the saddle on the far side of the ridge west of the road, we were able to pick up a use trail which we were able to keep most of the way to the summit. The 400 or so feet from the saddle to the top of that ridge was the steepest and most difficult part of the hike. Once there, it was just a matter of following the ridge with numerous ups and downs to the summit.

The views throughout the hike were incredible.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3435 ft / 1047 m
    Extra Gain:720 ft / 219 m
    Distance:8.6 mi / 13.8 km
    Route:Southeast ridge
    Trailhead:Old Mormon Spring Rd @ 4160'  4160 ft / 1267 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:2 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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