Ascent of West Calico Tank Peak on 2013-11-24

Climber: James Morehouse

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, November 24, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:West Calico Tank Peak
    Elevation:4850 ft / 1478 m

Ascent Trip Report

By this time daylight was growing short, so I decided not to climb the sister peak, and then head down the third class rock on the east side back to my car, as I didn't really know the route well enough to attempt down climbing it in the dark, so I took the long way around by heading back down towards the Calico Basin parking lot and down the Scenic Loop road until I picked up the trail and wash leading towards the east side of the range where my car was parked. It added another four miles to the hike, but it was safer than being caught out in complex terrain in the dark. The last hour was done with a head lamp.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Part of Trip: Kraft, New, Redcap, and Calico West the Long Way

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Kraft Mountain2013-11-24 
2New Peak2013-11-24 
3Turtlehead Junior2013-11-24 
4West Calico Tank Peak2013-11-24 

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