Ascent of Table Rock on 2010-01-01

Climber: Michael Wanberg

Others in Party:None
Date:Friday, January 1, 2010
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Table Rock
    Elevation:4560 ft / 1389 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drove up to trailhead (end of road). Hiked along old road (not vehicularly passable due to major slides and washouts) and overshot the trail intersection. Ascended the ridge via a drainage and picked up the trail along the ridge to the northeast of the summit.

Unable to traverse around the summit block (to follow standard trail) due to amount and incline of snow - possible avalanche danger, didn't bring a shovel to verify). Turned back below summit block after brief attempt to climb up eastern spur; had to abort due to mixed rock/ice conditions and deteriorating weather. Attempted route up summit block probably a class 3 or 4 in the absence of ice.

Notes: Rocks on road; be careful if driving when snow is on roadway as some rocks are hidden in the snow. Also, trail from roadway currently has NO markings. It may be easily discernible when the ground is bare, but not with snow.

Starting point (Table Rock Trailhead) is somewhere between the unimproved road turn-outs at 2418' and 3492'
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1660 ft / 504 m
    Elevation Loss:1860 ft / 565 m
    Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3 (near end)
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Raining, Cool, Very Windy, Low Clouds
Good at first, but deteriorated rapidly just upon arrival below summit block.
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1560 ft / 474 m
    Extra Loss:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Trailhead:Table Rock Trailhead  3200 ft / 975 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1660 ft / 505 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Trailhead:Table Rock Trailhead  3000 ft / 914 m
    Time Down:1 Hours 30 Minutes

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