Ascent of Granite Peak on 2012-05-27

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Joel Brewster
Paul Garry
Harlan Stockman
Ed Forkos
Luba Leef
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, May 27, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Granite Peak
    Elevation:9732 ft / 2966 m

Ascent Trip Report

The road to Hinkey Summit is so good, passenger cars could make it easily.

From there the route is pretty easy, except in wet, snowy weather where the steeper sections of the road can become very slick. On the way up we followed the road left at 8440- this was a big mistake- even in cold snowy weather the marsh was still wet and the only member of our group not in gaiters lost a shoe (temporarily). As mentioned in other write-ups, at 8440 keep going straight following the fence. The final ridge is rocky class 2 but is easier than it looks.

This is another I need to redo, as the visibility when we were at the summit was 25-50 feet!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2015 ft / 614 m
    Elevation Loss:2015 ft / 614 m
    Distance:5.8 mi / 9.3 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1965 ft / 599 m
    Extra Loss:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    Route:East ridge
    Trailhead:Hinkey Summit  7867 ft / 2397 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1915 ft / 584 m
    Extra Gain:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Route:East ridge
    Trailhead:Hinkey Summit  7867 ft / 2397 m
    Time Down:1 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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