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Ascent of Palen Mountains High Point on 2012-03-22

Climber: Don Raether

Others in Party:Don E.
Date:Thursday, March 22, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Palen Mountains High Point
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:3848 ft / 1172 m

Ascent Trip Report

Spent the night at the "2wd" point. The road is quite rough in spots. We climbed over the high points on the ridge, but by-passed them on the way down. Very fun. Great views! We also visited "Red Top Pass on the way down.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2648 ft / 807 m
    Distance:5.6 mi / 9 km
    Route:West &South ridge
    Trailhead:End of road  1200 ft / 365 m
    Grade/Class:2
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:3 Hours 45 Minutes



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