Ascent of Polvadera Mountain on 2014-09-13

Climber: Rob Anthony

Others in Party:Dave Parmalee
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, September 13, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Polvadera Mountain
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:7292 ft / 2222 m

Ascent Trip Report

Got up early with Dave and drove out near San Lorenzo Canyon. We parked on the side of the gravel road about mile past the turn towards the canyon and started hiking south. Past through a ranch and followed drainages for the first couple miles.

We then ascended a prominent N-S ridge and followed the ridgeline. We hit a small summit (~150 ft prom) before crossing a drainage and climbing Polvadera via the NE face.

Nice day with Spectacular views of the Manzanos, Ladrones, Maggies, Chupaderas, and the local Socorro Peaks. Registry was full of water and the logbook was absolutely soaked. Looks like Danny might have to put up a new one!

Descended by taking a NS ridge one drainage to the east of where we ascended. Then got in a prominent drainage and followed this most of the way back to the road. Some nice semi-canyoneering following the large drainage on the way out.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2589 ft / 788 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2589 ft / 788 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.5 mi / 13.7 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2439 ft / 743 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2139 ft / 652 m; Extra: 300 ft / 91m
    Loss on way in:300 ft / 91 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:Northern Hills/East Face
    Start Trailhead:Just past main entrance to San Lorenzo  5153 ft / 1570 m
    Time:2 Hours 34 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2289 ft / 697 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2139 ft / 652 m; Extra: 150 ft / 45m
    Gain on way out:150 ft / 45 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route:Northern Hills/East Face
    End Trailhead:Just past main entrance to San Lorenzo  5153 ft / 1570 m
    Time:2 Hours 14 Minutes

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