Ascent of Corkscrew Peak on 2013-01-03

Climber: BMS 914

Others in Party:Joel Brewster
Joel Brewster
James Morehouse -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Thomas S
Harlan S
BLMhikergirl Pipps
----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

I added some exposed scrambling for extra challenge on the way up to Corkscrew. Rather than follow the trail to the left (East) I climbed some moderately exposed Class 3 headwall cliffs to the West, then rejoined Harlan on the trail to the summit. The normal route is all on use/animal trails.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3206 ft / 976 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1266 ft / 385 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Clear day
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3181 ft / 969 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3094 ft / 943 m; Extra: 87 ft / 26m
    Loss on way in:87 ft / 26 m
    Distance:3.8 mi / 6.1 km
    Route:Southeast Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Side of road  2710 ft / 826 m
    Time:2 Hours 41 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1179 ft / 359 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1154 ft / 352 m; Extra: 25 ft / 7m
    Gain on way out:25 ft / 7 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Route:South Ridge to Little Corkscrew
    End Trailhead:Base of Little Corkscrew Peak  4650 ft / 1417 m
    Time:57 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Corkscrew

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Corkscrew Peak2013-01-03 a3206 ft / 977 m
2Little Corkscrew Peak2013-01-03 b194 ft / 59 m
Total Trip Gain: 3400 ft / 1036 m    Total Trip Loss: 3400 ft / 1036 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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