Ascent of Black Mountain on 2013-03-24

Climber: Eric Kassan

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, March 24, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Black Mountain
    Elevation:5092 ft / 1552 m

Ascent Trip Report

Black Mountain has been written up more than enough, so I will focus on the descent (to the ridge south of the peak).

The hike south is over some horrible loose, rocky terrain. It took nearly an hour to descend about half a mile. At least it was scenic- especially around the pass.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2112 ft / 643 m
    Total Elevation Loss:592 ft / 180 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.9 mi / 6.3 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2112 ft / 643 m
    Distance:3.4 mi / 5.5 km
    Route:Black Mountain trail (404)
    Start Trailhead:Trailhead on Shadow Cyn Dr  2980 ft / 908 m
    Time:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:592 ft / 180 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:South ridge
    End Trailhead:Pass just south of Black Mountain  4500 ft / 1371 m
Ascent Part of Trip: 2013 Fracture Ridge

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Black Mountain2013-03-242112 ft / 644 m
2Fracture Ridge2013-03-24431 ft / 131 m
3North McCullough Wilderness High Point2013-03-241010 ft / 308 m
Total Trip Gain: 3553 ft / 1083 m    Total Trip Loss: 3553 ft / 1083 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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