Ascent of South Camp Peak on 2018-09-05

Climber: Redd Sea

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Bicycle
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:South Camp Peak
    Elevation:8866 ft / 2702 m

Ascent Trip Report

South Camp Peak: Parked at Spooner Summit TRT parking lot. Rode my bicycle up the TRT South until Genoa Peak Road. Followed the bumpy road until an intersection right before the road heads downhill for a bit. Bushwacked up the hill (not very far) from here to a small rock scramble summit. Headed back to my bike then went up Genoa Peak.

Genoa Peak: I missed the better turn directly up the peak and instead looped back up the Southern approach road. At about 9000 feet there is a generator station for the antenna on the summit. I left my bike here and scrambled up the mountain. The scramble is very easy if you stay on the use trail but fairly loose and sharp if you stray off of it. I did not find a summit register up top. There are great views in 360 degrees (if you walk around the building up top). Both the road down and the TRT were a bit rockier than I expected (which slowed me down). Took the TRT the whole way back. Beautiful sunset.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1720 ft / 524 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1720 ft / 524 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1720 ft / 524 m
    Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Route:TRT and Genoa Peak Road
    Start Trailhead:Spooner "summit"  7146 ft / 2178 m
    Time:2 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1720 ft / 524 m
    End Trailhead:Spooner "summit"  7146 ft / 2178 m
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Genoa and South Camp

Complete Trip Sequence:
1South Camp Peak2018-09-051720 ft / 524 m
2Genoa Peak2018-09-05334 ft / 102 m
Total Trip Gain: 2054 ft / 626 m    Total Trip Loss: 3724 ft / 1135 m

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