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Ascent of Granite Mountain on 2013-02-16

Climber: Don Raether

Others in Party:DPS trip
Date:Saturday, February 16, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Granite Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:4331 ft / 1320 m

Ascent Trip Report

On this DPS outing we ascended the ridge east of the "A" route which lead almost directly to the summit. We descended the "B" route. Very fun.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3301 ft / 1005 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3301 ft / 1005 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.5 mi / 15.3 km
    Grade/Class:2
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3201 ft / 975 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3101 ft / 946 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:4.7 mi / 7.6 km
    Route:Ridge east of "A" route
    Start Trailhead:Palen Pass Road  1230 ft / 374 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3201 ft / 975 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 3101 ft / 946 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Gain on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:4.7 mi / 7.6 km
    Route:Ridge between A & B rte.
    End Trailhead:Palen Pass Road  1230 ft / 374 m



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