Ascent of Hollingshead Mountain on 2020-10-24

Climber: Scott Surgent

Date:Saturday, October 24, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Hollingshead Mountain
    Elevation:7352 ft / 2240 m

Ascent Trip Report

I drove in as far as I felt comfortable on FR-81A, but only got in about a mile before consistent rockiness in the road stopped me. I walked FR-81A to the power-line cleared area, then up a steep tack to where it topped out, then up through brush and rocks to the top. The power lines were buzzing, and only time will tell if I have gained superpowers as a result. The hike involves a 140-foot descent from the apex along FR-81A to the power line clear cut.

I had planned to hike to Banfield Mountain as well, but being forced to park farther back prompted me to skip Banfield for another day.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:652 ft / 198 m
    Extra Gain:140 ft / 42 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Route:FR-81A, SE slopes
    Trailhead:Along FR-81A  6980 ft / 2127 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles

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