Ascent of Mount Eddy on 2014-07-04

Climber: Rob Woodall

Date:Friday, July 4, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Eddy
    Elevation:9025 ft / 2750 m

Ascent Trip Report

(See 2013 TR for more detailed route description - although it's a pretty simple route).

We climb this peak the day after South Sister, having bagged Odell Butte and Mount Scott in the morning on the way down. This is my second time here in a year, but a new ultra for Alan. As in Aug 2013 it's an afternoon ascent but this time I'm keen to get down in time for a decent dinner!

We share a pack: Alan takes it along the very runnable PCT; I take it from the creek crossing where the signposted Eddy trail leaves the main trail and forks L up the side valley and to the summit. We're up in 1h21.

The view of Shasta (misleadingly) suggests very little snow in the couloir we hope to ascend tomorrow - could it be a repeat of last August's rough tough talus climb?

The two Eddy highpoint contenders are bagged; Shasta photos are taken; we find a single USGS reference marker but no trig. After 10 mins we run back down the easy switchbacks. We enjoy a dip in the first lake then Alan takes back the backpack and we run out, finishing in 2h27 round trip. A fun ascent of a nice easy scenic peak. In Shasta City well before eight - a Thai dinner and for once, an earlyish night, pre Mount Shasta.

Mount Eddy photo album
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2211 ft / 673 m
    Extra Gain:33 ft / 10 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10.4 mi / 16.7 km
    Trailhead:6880 ft / 2097 m
    Grade/Class:YDS 1
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 21 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:55 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Rob Woodall
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