Ascent of Corkscrew Peak on 2014-12-14

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Jerry Thomas -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Josef Nuernberger
Ken Miller
Date:Sunday, December 14, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Corkscrew Peak
    Elevation:5804 ft / 1769 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a fun hike all around.

A couple lessons were learned though
1. If taking the wash route, when cairns indicate to leave the wash, keep ascending above where the cairns stop- eventually you will come to a nice trail- follow it- it may not the most direct, but it usually has very good footing.
2. The ridge route may have a better trail- the trail on the wash route ended into a more substantial trail which we guess was from the ridge route.

The route up Corkscrew was fairly easy (class 2 max, usually class 1). The route down the ridge to Little Corkscrew was similar (though it looked like it would be much worse). Beyond the saddle there was a use trail which we abandoned after a while to walk down the ridge.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3244 ft / 988 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3244 ft / 988 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.6 mi / 12.2 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3244 ft / 988 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:Wash trail - more or less
    Start Trailhead:Road @ 2560'  2560 ft / 780 m
    Time:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3244 ft / 988 m
    Distance:3.6 mi / 5.8 km
    Route:See GPS
    End Trailhead:Road @ 2560'  2560 ft / 780 m
    Time:2 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: 2014 Corkscrew Peak

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Corkscrew Peak2014-12-14 a3244 ft / 989 m
2Little Corkscrew Peak2014-12-14 b80 ft / 24 m
Total Trip Gain: 3324 ft / 1013 m    Total Trip Loss: 3324 ft / 1013 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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