Ascent of Frisco Peak on 2018-10-06

Climber: Daryn Dodge

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, October 6, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Frisco Peak
    Elevation:9660 ft / 2944 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drove in from Hwy 21 to the unsigned turn-off others have used at virtual milepost 68.8. The dirt road is in good shape with only minor water damage until about mile 9 where the tailing piles are. The next half-mile is badly damaged by severe rain events that turned the road surface into more of a dry rocky river channel. This must have happened since Dean Gaudet easily drove his Range Rover up the peak back in April. I managed to get my Jeep Wrangler up this half-mile section but decided I had had enough and parked it at a turnout in the first hairpin turn. I walked up the dirt road from here. The road condition actually improved with only short sections of water damage. Perhaps the road will be repaired eventually since there is a large communication facility on the summit that workers need to drive to.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1750 ft / 533 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.4 mi / 8.7 km
    Trailhead:7910 ft / 2410 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Drizzle, Cold

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