Ascent of Molo Mountain on 2013-05-05

Climber: Patrick Kirchmann

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, May 5, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Molo Mountain
    Elevation:10875 ft / 3314 m

Ascent Trip Report

Climbed Molo Mt in memory of my 62nd dad's birthday, God bless his soul. Molo is not well known but presents a formidable challenge when climbed through the steep chutes in Soda Canyon. I hiked in for 1 day after a long drive from the Bay. To my surprise no one was on the trail and I saw my first bear of the year. The hike up to Soda Canyon quickly turned into bushwhacking and the chute up was steeper than expected. I made it back to my camp near the Kennedy Creek before the thunderstorms were raging all night and hiked out on the 3rd day while it was raining and snowing.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6290 ft / 1917 m
    Round-Trip Distance:20.8 mi / 33.5 km
    Route:Soda Canyon
    Trailhead:Deadman Campground  4585 ft / 1397 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Ski Poles, Bivouac
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
T-storms at night, decent conditions while climbing
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Days 12 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Days 12 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Patrick Kirchmann
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