Ascent of Rice Peak-North Ridge on 2012-10-27

Climber: Eric Kassan

Date:Saturday, October 27, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Rice Peak-North Ridge
    Elevation:7280 ft / 2218 m

Ascent Trip Report

The road to Rice Peak gets challenging after the Peppersauce campground (passenger cars can make it as far as the campground). Once on the ridge, it gets better, and we could have driven to the summmit of Rice Peak if we didn't want some exercise.

As for the county highpoint, one can bushwhack across from the second switchback on the road, but it is a VERY tough bushwhack where one has to push through dense thorny bushes in numerous places. By comparison there is what appears to be the remains of an old road going from just above the CoHP to the summit of Rice Peak, so I would recommend going to and from the summit. Even though it adds some extra elevation gain, it's still the easier route.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:930 ft / 283 m
    Total Elevation Loss:50 ft / 15 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:930 ft / 283 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 880 ft / 268 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m
    Loss on way in:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route:Road -> bushwhack
    Start Trailhead:Rice Peak Rd @ 6400  6400 ft / 1950 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: 2012 Rice Peak

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Rice Peak-North Ridge2012-10-27930 ft / 283 m
2Rice Peak2012-10-27345 ft / 105 m
Total Trip Gain: 1275 ft / 388 m    Total Trip Loss: 1275 ft / 388 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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