Ascent of Flagstaff Mountain on 2009-08-23

Climber: Eric Noel

Date:Sunday, August 23, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Flagstaff Mountain
    Elevation:4255 ft / 1296 m

Ascent Trip Report

I approached from the NE. Cross the bridge out of Northport. Take the L on the good gravel road towards Sheep Camp. Turn L onto lesser FS 950 at an engraved post that says "FLAGSTAFF LO". This road is somewhat steep and rocky in a few places. Might be tricky in a low clearance vehicle but there is no need for 4WD. The road improves as it flattens out at 3500'. At the saddle at 3800 is a gate which was open on this day. A very old dirt road on the left at a flat area might offer an alternate ascent road if the main road is gated. A fire lookout is on the summit though it is currently unmanned. Highest ground is near the newer tower shack. No access issues.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:15 ft / 4 m
    Distance:0 mi / 0 km
    Route:FS 950
    Trailhead:Summit  4240 ft / 1292 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear

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