Ascent of Piper Peak on 2014-10-16

Climber: David Porter

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, October 16, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Piper Peak
    Elevation:9450 ft / 2880 m

Ascent Trip Report

Arriving after dark, I turned north on a dirt spur road off of McAfee Canyon Rd. west of the saddle where McAfee Canyon Rd crosses the ridge. At the end of this short road, I turned around and parked for the night. All but the last 100' to this trailhead is passenger car accessible. Just after you turn north, there's a level camping/parking spot for several vehicles next to an abandoned water trough that would make a good trailhead.
This short road ends at a barbed wire fence. Look NE for a climber or game trail, that follows the north side of the drainage to a saddle on the ridge. From here, just follow the ridge going around the east end of the white cliff band. A GPS is helpful in route finding amidst the Pinion Pine groves, especially on the way down.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2060 ft / 627 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Trailhead:End of spur road at fence  7390 ft / 2252 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Gear Used:
Skis, Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 40 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by David Porter
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