Ascent of Sheep Hole Mountains High Point on 2012-03-03
|Others in Party:||BMS 914|
|Date:||Saturday, March 3, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Sheep Hole Mountains High Point|
| Elevation:||4613 ft / 1406 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis 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|
| Time Up:||3 Hours 15 Minutes|
| 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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