Ascent of Spectre Peak on 2020-02-18

Climber: Whiley Hall

Others in Party:Stav Basis -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Spectre Peak
    Elevation:4482 ft / 1366 m

Ascent Trip Report

I really loved Aqua + Spectre, which provide a delightfully long boulder hop through a fun “Flintstones landscape”.
Stav & I set out for Aqua/Spectre/Dyadic with plans to drop Dyadic if it proved to be too difficult and risky going gearless.
Spoiler: dat shit sketch
Route beta for this duo (and all DPS summits for that matter):
1. Follow the vast desert for a few too many miles.
2. Enter a rocky wash
3. Hike up the wash until you reach the ridge
4. Follow the ridge to the summit for boring 360 degree desert views in every direction
5. And expect Bob Burd to have already beat you to it, 5x
6. Return the same exact way or risk getting cliffed out
7. Also anything in CA/Mojave that is rated C3 is actually C5. Make sure you bring your gear! Full trad rack.

...OK fine that last one was a bit of an exaggeration. More like C4.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2755 ft / 839 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2755 ft / 839 m
    Distance:15.4 mi / 24.8 km
    Start Trailhead:1727 ft / 526 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Whiley Hall
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