Ascent of Granite Peak on 2013-06-22

Climber: James Morehouse

Others in Party:Anji Cerney
Austin Hubbuch
Austin Hubbuch
rraine wajda
Susan Murphy
Mountain Man Henry The -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, June 22, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Granite Peak
    Elevation:11218 ft / 3419 m

Ascent Trip Report

We drove in the day before to the Lexington Creek trail head on a deteriorating dirt road to a point where a 4x4 could easily continue for about a quarter mile or so, but the advantage of stopping where we did gave us a wide area that was reasonably flat to set up our three tents. We got an early start, just after six a.m. and headed up the old road for a short while before bushwhacking through a dense forested area to come out into a very steep meadow where the climbing began. Gaining over 2900' to the first saddle in approximately two miles, most of which was in just over a mile from the edge of the forest, we still had to ascend a craggy sub peak and drop down yet again to another saddle where we walked a ridge line to the base of the peak. Of course, of all the bumps on the summit ridge, the actual peak was the last one. There was a summit cairn, but no register. This brought the trip distance to approximately 3.5 miles. It was still 3.5 air miles to the summit of Lincoln, but the actual distance was further. We had to walk back along the summit ridge, then drop down a steep and loose slope to a saddle that began the first of two long ridge lines leading to Lincoln. There were a couple of sharp uphills and downhills before the ridge took a lesser gradient and 7.8 miles from our starting point we finally hit the summit of Lincoln. Again there was a summit cairn, but no register. The trip back was largely uneventful until we hit the series of sharp ups and downs leading over the summit ridge of Granite. And there was yet another, the one between us and the saddle at the top of the meadow. All in all, it took us 12.5 hours start to finish to cover 15.9 miles with 6422' of accumulated elevation gain.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3323 ft / 1012 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3323 ft / 1012 m
    Round-Trip Distance:15.8 mi / 25.4 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3323 ft / 1012 m
    Distance:8.3 mi / 13.4 km
    Start Trailhead:7895 ft / 2406 m
    Time:7 Hours 6 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3323 ft / 1012 m
    Distance:7.5 mi / 12.1 km
    End Trailhead:7895 ft / 2406 m
    Time:5 Hours 27 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Granite and Lincoln (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Granite Peak2013-06-22 a3323 ft / 1013 m
2Lincoln Peak2013-06-22 b 
Total Trip Gain: 3323 ft / 1013 m    Total Trip Loss: 3323 ft / 1013 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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