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Ascent of Cultus Mountain on 2013-10-15

Climber: Paul McClellan

Others in Party:Linda Topping
Chico (canine)
Joey (canine)
Maya (canine)
Date:Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Cultus Mountain
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:6759 ft / 2060 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Little Cultus Lake took FSR 640 west for 1.2 miles, then turned right (uphill) onto FSR 644 and drove 0.8 miles to a pullout just below the first switchback at about 5200 ft. From here we hiked to the summit and back on the road, 8.8 miles round trip.

While the road is officially unmaintained and is narrow with very few pullouts, it was clear of any downed timber and can be driven to just below the summit using a high-clearance 4x4 vehicle.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1559 ft / 475 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.8 mi / 14.2 km
    Route:FSR 644
    Trailhead:FSR 644  5200 ft / 1584 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Animal/Pet



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