Ascent of Wagontire Mountain on 2018-08-22

Climber: Paul McClellan

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wagontire Mountain
    Elevation:6513 ft / 1985 m

Ascent Trip Report

Travel south on US 395 from Riley or north on US 395 from Valley Falls.
At virtual MP 29.2, 0.7 miles south of Wagontire, turn west onto a dirt road near some electrical transformers.
Zero your odometer.

0.0 Cross a cattle guard
0.4 Continue Straight (Right at a Y junction)
1.5 Continue Straight (Right at a Y junction) and soon begin climbing
3.2 Cross a creek bed (dry for me)
4.0 Cross a cattle guard
5.2 Cross a cattle guard
5.6 Bear Right at a Y junction. You will see the gate ahead.
5.8 Arrive at a locked gate. Park here.

Climb over the locked gate and hike up the road which leads to the Wagontire Lookout near the summit.
The WAGONTIRE benchmark is located to the northwest of the lookout where I found a summit registry placed by Richard Carey.

My tiny level suggested the rocks southeast of the lookout might be just higher than the benchmark. Someone with a good inclinometer might check this.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:993 ft / 302 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Trailhead:Locked Gate  5520 ft / 1682 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Paul McClellan
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