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Ascent of Brokeoff Mountain on 2012-08-24

Climber: Ryan Courtney

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, August 24, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Brokeoff Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:9235 ft / 2814 m

Ascent Trip Report

The last couple of road trips I have begun with the highest peak on the itinerary. That wasn't a big deal in Box Elder Co., UT the previous week, as the hp is a drive up.

Here, a different story. I was not at all acclimatized and the going was very slow above 8000'. I held to my usual pattern of a very rough first day, followed by rapid improvement.

I started very late (4:00pm) and saw 7 people in 2 parties on their way down as I climbed. After that I had the mountain to myself.

Awesome views of Lassen, which I climbed in 2011. Hung out at the summit for 20-30 minutes. A large fire was burning to the west (and others nearby) and views further afield were obscured by haze.

If you don't have a pass you can self-register at the trailhead with cash or continue just a few minutes down the road to the park entry, which also accepts cards.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles



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