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Ascent of Adams Peak on 2016-09-04

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Tim Newman
Susan Wenberg
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, September 4, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Adams Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:8197 ft / 2498 m

Ascent Trip Report

Navigating the roads on this one is tricky as there are roads not on any map. That said, it's not too bad as long as you try for the roads on the map instead of seeing where others go.

The old road we followed is very difficult to spot from the usable road. Once on it, it's not too bad to follow until just north of the pass at about 7400'. Eventually one comes to a usable road that goes over the pass and down the other side. One can try to sidehill to avoid some of the extra loss, or just follow the road to a minor branch which heads up to the south and rapidly becomes an ATV track, then just a drainage. One can follow that around the peak eventually making for the pass between Adams and the east summit. From there, there is a small bit of awkward bouldering and/or bushwhacking to reach the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1297 ft / 394 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1297 ft / 395 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.8 mi / 6.1 km
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1147 ft / 349 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1097 ft / 334 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m
    Loss on way in:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3.1 km
    Route:From northwest
    Start Trailhead:Road @ 7100'  7100 ft / 2164 m
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1247 ft / 380 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1097 ft / 334 m; Extra: 150 ft / 45m
    Gain on way out:150 ft / 45 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3.1 km
    Route:From northwest
    End Trailhead:Road @ 7100'  7100 ft / 2164 m
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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