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Ascent of Bat Mountain North on 2021-02-15

Climber: Lars Jensen

Date:Monday, February 15, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Bat Mountain North
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:4958 ft / 1511 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at the mining area at the north end of the ridge, on the west side. From the parking area I walked south for a mile or so along the desert and then turned left at a characteristic rock outcropping to gain the ridge. There were several difficult or dangerous spot along the ridge crest, but it was always possible to negotiate a way around them and the hike remained class 2. Also quite a bit of up-and-down. At one point one must traverse a 6 ft ledge with a dramatic drop-off at west side. The rock is very sharp the entire way and unless you bring hand- and leg protection, you will have bloodied hands and and legs at the end of the hike, as I did. Great views almost all the way.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2428 ft / 740 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2428 ft / 740 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2428 ft / 740 m
    Route:Ridge from the north
    Start Trailhead:2530 ft / 771 m
    Time:3 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2428 ft / 740 m
    Route:Same way
    End Trailhead:2530 ft / 771 m
    Time:2 Hours 35 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Lars Jensen
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