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Ascent of Cerro Noroeste on 2014-08-17

Climber: Larry Pitman

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, August 17, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Cerro Noroeste
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:8280 ft / 2523 m

Ascent Trip Report

Left the Pinos parking lot at 5am under headlamps, temperature in the upper forties, low fifties. Wind, lite out of the west,southwest. Sky, crystal clear full of stars. Reached the Mount Pinos summit by first light, 5:30am. Then down into the Sawmill saddle at sunrise. Perfectly still, quiet, blue sky and a orange lite on Sawmill summit. The sun was rising. So up to that Sawmill summit by 7:00am. Temperature now up to the sixties, wind picked up out the west. I ambled my way up Grouse mountain by 9:30am, finally peaking out on Cerro Noroeste by 11:00am. Temperatures had peaked as well, now into the upper eighties, low nineties with a constant west wind at 10 to 20 mph. But a beautiful blue sky day, no clouds, convection. Out and back, with each peaks hike to the summit is about 15 miles, with just under 4000 feet of elevation gain. An awesome Sunday.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3800 ft / 1158 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3800 ft / 1158 m
    Distance:15 mi / 24.1 km
    Route:Mount Pinos to Sawmill to Grouse mountain
    Start Trailhead:4480 ft / 1365 m
Descent Statistics



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