Ascent to Tusk O'Granite-Point 5160 ("Red 2" on map) on 2012-03-18

Climber: Craig Willis

Others in Party:"Zephyr" Don
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, March 18, 2012
Ascent Type:No Summit Goal
Point Reached:Tusk O'Granite - Point 5160 ("Red 2" on map)
    Elevation:5160 ft / 1572 m

Ascent Trip Report

Don asked me to join him for an ascent of "Red 2". I became immediately intrigued, as I had never heard of any "Red 2" peak previously. In reality, it is just a highpoint location, and not a true peak at all. I initially added it to but later deleted it, as it is not considered a true peak by any conventional standard, has no official name, and has no historical value. I did not want to unnecessarily waste valuable space.

However, Point 5160+ (as well as nearby "Tusk O'Granite") has a great ascent route, and is a great location for viewing nearby peaks. Point 5160+ is most commonly crossed-over when en route to nearby "Tusk O'Granite"... but we did not seek that peak on this day because of low clouds, possibly whiteout conditions, and concern for daylight hours. Plus, we had struggled plowing up through the fresh powdery 3'-deep of new non-consolidated snow that was on the route. Point 5160+ was the primary goal of the day, and we accomplished that goal.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3420 ft / 1041 m
    Extra Gain:70 ft / 21 m
    Trailhead:1880 ft / 573 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Snowing, Cool, Calm, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:0 Days 5 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:0 Days 2 Hours 0 Minutes

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