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Ascent of Rogers Peak on 2018-07-28

Climber: Matt Varney

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, July 28, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Rogers Peak
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:3706 ft / 1129 m

Ascent Trip Report

Previous trip reports, and the Oregon Department of Forestry website (https://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Recreation/Pages/RoadClosure.aspx) indicated that there would be a locked gate at the intersection of West Fork North Fork Road and Gilmore Road. There was no gate visible. Perhaps it was recently removed, and the website has not been updated. In any case, I was able to drive all the way to the locked gate on Gilmore Road at N45.65040° W123.55700°. All of the roads up to this point are gravel and in good condition, but there were several very steep stretches with loose gravel on Gilmore. In my 2WD car, I had to gun the accelerator through these parts, or I would not have made it. I parked at a wide spot about 0.3 miles downhill from the gate, and hiked from there.

I hiked up Gilmore Road from the gate and proceeded according to most other trip reports, except that I opted to go straight up the hill at the point marked as 2900T on the USGS map. There used to be a 4WD trail here, but what was left of it has been obliterated by a recent logging operation. There is a lot of wood debris on the steep slope to make the going fairly tedious. Once back on the road at the top, I had no trouble getting to the summit. On the way down, I made the mistake of going closer to the east side of the clearcut, where the debris was thicker and more difficult to negotiate.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1236 ft / 376 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1236 ft / 376 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1196 ft / 364 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1126 ft / 343 m; Extra: 70 ft / 21m
    Loss on way in:70 ft / 21 m
    Route:Road + Clearcut
    Start Trailhead:0.3 Mi Downhill from Gate  2580 ft / 786 m
    Time:0 Hours 53 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1166 ft / 355 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1126 ft / 343 m; Extra: 40 ft / 12m
    Gain on way out:40 ft / 12 m
    Route:Road + Clearcut
    End Trailhead:0.3 Mi Downhill from Gate  2580 ft / 786 m
    Time:0 Hours 45 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Matt Varney
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