Ascent of Peak 10605 on 2013-10-19

Climber: Mihai Giurgiulescu

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, October 19, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Peak 10605
    Elevation:10605 ft / 3232 m

Ascent Trip Report

I wasn't planning on climbing this peak, in fact it is not marked, but upon reaching Mulkey Pass after bagging Trail Peak, I decided to check out the highpoint displayed on my GPS immediately east of the pass. An easy walk-up took me to a fairly imposing summit block. After circling it for a bit looking for the easiest way up, I picked a class 2-3 route with an exciting squeeze through a crack right below the highest point. From the top, there are good views of Muah Mountain, Trail Peak, two unnamed higher peaks to the east, and Mt. Langley. USGS topo shows an elevation of 10,605 ft at the top of this summit, though my GPS had 10,650 ft. There was no register or any kind of benchmark. I descended straight toward the trail coming to Mulkey Pass from Horseshoe Meadows, followed that trail down into the meadows, then crossed straight across to return to the trailhead.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:390 ft / 118 m
    Total Elevation Loss:910 ft / 276 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.9 mi / 4.6 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:290 ft / 88 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 105 ft / 32 m; Extra: 185 ft / 56m
    Loss on way in:185 ft / 56 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:PCT/West Slope XC
    Start Trailhead:Trail Pass  10500 ft / 3200 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:725 ft / 220 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 625 ft / 191 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Gain on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km
    Route:West Slope XC/Mulkey Pass Trail
    End Trailhead:Cottonwood Pass Trailhead  9980 ft / 3041 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Trail Peak 2013

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Trail Peak2013-10-191675 ft / 511 m
2Peak 106052013-10-19390 ft / 119 m
Total Trip Gain: 2065 ft / 630 m    Total Trip Loss: 2065 ft / 629 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Mihai Giurgiulescu
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