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Ascent of Sheep Hole Mountains High Point on 2012-03-03

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:BMS 914
Anji Cerney
Ken Rose
Date:Saturday, March 3, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Sheep Hole Mountains High Point
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:4613 ft / 1406 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is a fun but challenging hike. Despite the Sierra Club's "guide", there was plenty of class 3 before the final summit block. Even where not required, where possible, it is preferable over the abundant steep loose terrain.

The rock scrambling in parts was time-consuming as there were sections with boulders you couldn't see over and hence had to climb (and often descend) just to route-find.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2218 ft / 677 m
    Distance:5.6 mi / 9 km
    Route:From northwest
    Trailhead:Road at radio tower turnoff  2395 ft / 729 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:3 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    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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