Ascent of Trailmaster Peak on 2021-06-15

Climber: Mike Elliott

Date:Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Trailmaster Peak
    Elevation:12336 ft / 3760 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is a fun class 2 with some easy class 3 scramble to the summit from Cottonwood Pass via Horseshoe Meadows. Seems you can climb this peak from Chicken Springs Lake as well as South Fork Lakes - you could even stay on the ridge line from Cirque and bag this peak from New Army.

The wind was Gail force with gust well over 75mph. (I have been in extreme storms with 90mph+ winds). Sustained winds at 45-55mph making this climb even more of a challenge. There's about 4 false summits. Peak is the last high point. Wonderful views of Cirque Peak, Langley, New Army Pass, Cottonwood & South Fork Lakes, and of course, Mt. Whitney.

Peak #44 of 100.

There is a summit register at the top marked with a wooden long stick. Dates back to 2007.

Watch this climb on my YouTube channel: MtnMike

IG: mtn.mike76
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Extremely Windy

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