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Ascent of Spectre Peak on 2014-01-19

Climber: BMS 914

Others in Party:Anji Cerney
Austin Hubbuch
Date:Sunday, January 19, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Spectre Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:4482 ft / 1366 m

Ascent Trip Report

For the first part of this trip report, please see my entry under Aqua Benchmark.

From the saddle with Tensor Peak (a.k.a. Aqua Benchmark) we made our way up more rocky Class 2, with some light scrambling thrown in. It only took us 33 minutes to get to the summit of Spectre from Tensor. There is little different about Spectre than the terrain in the rest of the area. More photos and snacks, and Austin and I signing the register.

We had discussed trying for Dyadic Point at the beginning of the trip, and took a "wait and see" attitude. Well, now was the time to decide, and we all resolved to at least go take a look at it. So we headed down to the saddle with nearby Dyadic, which was more boulder hopping on sharp decomposed granite.

For the last portion of this trip report, please see the entry under Dyadic Point. GPS track shown is for the entire trip.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:387 ft / 117 m
    Total Elevation Loss:306 ft / 93 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Sunny with wispy clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:365 ft / 111 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 361 ft / 110 m; Extra: 4 ft / 1m
    Loss on way in:4 ft / 1 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:Northeast ridge
    Start Trailhead:Saddle with Tensor Peak  4121 ft / 1256 m
    Time:21 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:302 ft / 92 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 280 ft / 86 m; Extra: 22 ft / 6m
    Gain on way out:22 ft / 6 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:Northeast ridge
    End Trailhead:Saddle with Dyadic Point  4202 ft / 1280 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Aqua Peaks

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Aqua Benchmark2014-01-19 a3128 ft / 953 m
2Spectre Peak2014-01-19 b387 ft / 118 m
3Dyadic Point2014-01-19 c441 ft / 134 m
Total Trip Gain: 3956 ft / 1205 m    Total Trip Loss: 3956 ft / 1206 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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