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Ascent to Split Mountain-Lake below summit on 2008-09-14

Climber: Craig Remillard

Date:Sunday, September 14, 2008
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Point Reached:Split Mountain - Lake below summit
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:10440 ft / 3182 m
    Remaining Elevation:3618 ft / 1102 m (42% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

I underestimated the roughness of the road and had to mountain bike 3-4 mi from the ranch fence road above the gravel pit to near the trailhead, around 6000'. The sand was dry and loose on the road, so there was at least 2 miles of walking the bike up. I echo the people who have said that getting there is tougher than climbing the mountain.

I will come next time in early summer, when there is more snow in the couloirs, since they looked like beautiful class 4 routes.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:5040 ft / 1537 m
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Bicycle
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:5040 ft / 1537 m
    Trailhead:Owens Valley side  5400 ft / 1645 m
Descent Statistics



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