Ascent of Corkscrew Peak on 2013-01-03

Climber: James Morehouse

Others in Party:Joel Brewster
Bart Stephens
Harlan Stockman
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, January 3, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Corkscrew Peak
    Elevation:5804 ft / 1769 m

Ascent Trip Report

Great weather. No wind to speak of, and mild temperatures. This climb had a little of everything. Easy approach, several fun dry falls to climb in the wash, lots of loose scree in the mid-section, then a really steep trip up to the summit over a well defined use trail. On the return we down climbed to the saddle that separates Corkscrew from Little Corkscrew, which is an excellent desert peak knife edge.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3337 ft / 1016 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3337 ft / 1017 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.6 mi / 12.2 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2 and 3
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3204 ft / 976 m
    Distance:3.7 mi / 5.9 km
    Route:Wash to saddle, then up
    Start Trailhead:Corkscrew Peak sign on Daylight Pass Road  2600 ft / 792 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3337 ft / 1017 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 3204 ft / 977 m; Extra: 133 ft / 40m
    Gain on way out:133 ft / 40 m
    Distance:3.9 mi / 6.3 km
    Route:Via loop to Little Corkscrew
    End Trailhead:2600 ft / 792 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by James Morehouse
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