Ascent of Lily Rock on 2014-07-27

Climber: Mihai Giurgiulescu

Others in Party:Jay Dolan
Jose Macias
Date:Sunday, July 27, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Lily Rock
    Elevation:8000 ft / 2438 m

Ascent Trip Report

Access notes: Start from Humber Park, which is the most popular trailhead on the west side of San Jacinto. Must arrive early on summer weekends to find a parking spot.

Hiking notes: Used HPS Route 1. Access to the Ernie Maxwell trail from Humber Park is not obvious, nor signed. Follow the trail in a SW direction for about 0.75 miles, then take the gully straight up. The turnoff for the gully is not readily apparent, though there are some cairns near the trail. The route stays mostly in the gully, moving to the sides where necessary to bypass dry waterfalls and other obstacles. Route is not intuitive going up despite the cairns, but obvious on descent. There is another path coming down from the south face of the rock, used by climbers having climbed the sheer wall on the other side. The gully terminates at a saddle, from where an obvious scramble leads to the summit proper. The scramble is mostly class 2 with a few class 3 moves. Good views in all directions. Approaching from Tahquitz Peak (HPS Route 2) looks significantly harder than described. Register says Tahquitz Rock, the informal name for the same peak.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1800 ft / 547 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1800 ft / 547 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.4 mi / 5.5 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1650 ft / 502 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1450 ft / 442 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m
    Loss on way in:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3.1 km
    Route:Ernie Maxwell Trail/SW Gully XC
    Start Trailhead:Humber Park Trailhead  6550 ft / 1996 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1600 ft / 487 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1450 ft / 442 m; Extra: 150 ft / 45m
    Gain on way out:150 ft / 45 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:Ernie Maxwell Trail/SW Gully XC
    End Trailhead:Humber Park Trailhead  6550 ft / 1996 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Jacinto West 07-14

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Indian Mountain2014-07-271290 ft / 393 m
2Castle Rocks2014-07-27900 ft / 274 m
3Lily Rock2014-07-271800 ft / 549 m
4Ranger Peak2014-07-2732 ft / 10 m
Total Trip Gain: 4022 ft / 1226 m    Total Trip Loss: 3990 ft / 1216 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Mihai Giurgiulescu
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