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Ascent of Warner Point on 2019-08-25

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, August 25, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Warner Point
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:8302 ft / 2530 m

Ascent Trip Report

Park at end of paved road on the south side of the Black Canyon National Park. Parking area is called "High Point" but bu USGS map interpretation, and GPS measured in field, Warner Point appears to be the true high point and is just off the trail by a few feet. The highest point on this precocious ridge line is before the actual trail ending and impressive lookout.

The most impressive part of this hike and feature is that as you walk out to the point, on the left side of the trail (southern exposure is a long drop to the farm lands below) but to the right side of the ridge (northern exposure) is the record gorge drop of some 2000 feet so the river cut this crazy channel through the lifted rock and was only a few feet from penetrating all the way to the Bostwick Park lower plains at say 6900 feet but the river cut much deeper to around 5600 feet all the while when you walk this remaining ridge between them you are at elevations above 8200 feet. Not the most impressive visual feature in the park but from a physio-graphic landscape feature it is quite impressive that way.

I noticed that this database point shows up on the application meaning the phone ap must be pulling it from LOJ or other database but it shows only a prominence of 20 feet there and it clearly crosses the 100 foot threshold. Thus, I entered this into the PB database with the correct col and prominence for hikers to enjoy.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:312 ft / 94 m
    Total Elevation Loss:312 ft / 94 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:162 ft / 49 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2 ft / 1 m; Extra: 160 ft / 48m
    Loss on way in:160 ft / 48 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.4 km
    Route:see GPS track
    Start Trailhead:High Point (park location parking)  8300 ft / 2529 m
    Time:17 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:152 ft / 46 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2 ft / 1 m; Extra: 150 ft / 45m
    Gain on way out:150 ft / 45 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:see GPS track
    End Trailhead:8300 ft / 2529 m
    Time:13 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by William Musser
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