Ascent of Peak 11177 on 2012-08-01

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Peak 11177
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:11177 ft / 3406 m

Ascent Trip Report

I took the Baldy Mt. trail (#81) about 0.9 mi. where it intersects with an unused forest road. The trail heads left; I went right on a north easterly heading. At an intersection with another forest road that appeared to head more closely on a direct GPS heading, I turned left. Mistake! While this one does head toward the peak, it heads down several hundred feet into a canyon. I discovered my mistake after I'd gone down a couple of hundred feet and bushwhacked east back toward the ridge line hitting a use trail and then the road. The ridge line loops east until it's a bit southeast of the peak and then heads north to the southeast flank of the peak. There's a use trail part of the way. The last three hundred feet of elevation gain up the final slope is a moderately steep bushwhack. The top is a slightly sloping narrow ridge. Nice views of the Latir peaks.

On the way back I stuck to the ridge line back to the road with a short bushwhack to cut off a dogleg in the route. Much better route then my ascent.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1646 ft / 501 m
    Total Elevation Loss:719 ft / 218 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.2 mi / 10 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1406 ft / 428 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 927 ft / 282 m; Extra: 479 ft / 145m
    Loss on way in:479 ft / 145 m
    Distance:3.6 mi / 5.8 km
    Start Trailhead:Baldy Mt. trailhead FR134  10250 ft / 3124 m
    Time:1 Hours 58 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:240 ft / 73 m
    Gain on way out:240 ft / 73 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Time:1 Hours 4 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Richard Oestreicher
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