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Ascent of Stonewall Peak on 2019-04-21

Climber: Jake Weeks

Others in Party:Tom Weeks
Date:Sunday, April 21, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Stonewall Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:5730 ft / 1746 m

Ascent Trip Report

Set out with the intention of only climbing Stonewall, but we decided to climb Little Stonewall as well upon seeing how close it was to the main trail. We turned out to be mistaken; there were two similar looking granite blocks which we thought was Little Stonewall, but it was actually an unrelated feature. Started hiking at 11:00 and made the summit before noon. A slight breeze occasionally felt on the way up became a substantial wind at the exposed summit. Did a little bit of scrambling on the rocks near the summit and got pictures before heading back down towards what we thought was Little Stonewall. We bushwhacked out to the granite blocks and did a little rock climbing, but when we found no register we became aware of our mistake. We'll be back for the real Little Stonewall soon.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:898 ft / 273 m
    Total Elevation Loss:898 ft / 273 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.4 mi / 7.1 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:858 ft / 261 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Paso Picacho trailhead
    Start Trailhead:Paso Picacho campground  4872 ft / 1484 m
    Time:51 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:898 ft / 273 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 858 ft / 262 m; Extra: 40 ft / 12m
    Gain on way out:40 ft / 12 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Route:Paso Picacho trailhead
    End Trailhead:Paso Picacho campground  4872 ft / 1484 m
    Time:1 Hours 33 Minutes



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