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Ascent of Crafts Peak on 2012-10-13

Climber: Tim Rosnick

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, October 13, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Crafts Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:8364 ft / 2549 m

Ascent Trip Report

The views from this peak are outstanding.

I'm not sure if it was because this was the last hike of the day, but I found this hike to be one of the most strenuous climbs (albeit relatively short) that I have done recently. There is no trail most of the way. You need to hike up a steep slope, often through short, prickly bushes. I tried to go over the rocks to avoid the brush, but found the going difficult.

If you are trying to follow the Sierra Club Route 1 directions, the forest road to the trailhead has been gated and locked -- at least the day that I was there. To get to the trailhead, you must travel eastbound on FR 2N13 from the Green Valley Campground.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1009 ft / 308 m
    Extra Gain:10 ft / 3 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Hike up slope
    Trailhead:West Point on FR 2N13  7375 ft / 2247 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:1 Hours 2 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:43 Minutes



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