Ascent of Pleasant Point on 2013-06-23

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Jeff Casey
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, June 23, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Pleasant Point
    Elevation:9690 ft / 2953 m

Ascent Trip Report

We tried the lower road that goes west from the saddle above the town of Cerro Gordo. The road was technically OK, but rather freaky to drive- it was barely one lane, with maybe two places to turn around/pass in the 1.5 mile stretch we drove. Further, the road was tilted down-slope overlooking quite a bit of exposure. We stopped at the saddle between point 8288' and the radio facility south of Pleasant Point, which is right before the road descends 800' vertical. I can't say what the road does beyond that point (we lost all ambition for road exploration getting that far), but at least the road wasn't exposed.

As for our hike, we followed an old trail (shown on the topo map) that headed north but staying between 8300' and 8400' until coming to the drainage from the low point in the ridge. We followed this drainage (loose and steep, but not too bad) to the saddle. At the saddle we found a trail that led to the peak.

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1650 ft / 502 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:4.8 mi / 7.7 km
    Route:see GPS track
    Trailhead:Saddle btwn 8288' and radio facility  8240 ft / 2511 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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