Ascent of Brents Mountain on 2015-01-26

Climber: Coby King

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, January 26, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Brents Mountain
    Elevation:1713 ft / 522 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is a short (about 1/2 mile of hiking/climbing) but strenuous climb to a great peak with outstanding views. The peak and the trail are entirely on private property owned by the Salvation Army adjacent to Malibu Creek State Park. It is possible to obtain permission to hike the peak by checking in with the main office (Monday through Friday only), and signing a liability waiver. They will give you directions to the trailhead. While there is a clearly marked trail all the way to the top, there are some surprisingly challenging class 3 climbing sections, and the trail is brushy at times, and not terribly well-maintained. I found my poles to be a hindrence in most sections of the hike but helpful toward the bottom of the downhill part. Please respect the owner's procedures to protect the current public access.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1224 ft / 373 m
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1224 ft / 373 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3 km
    Start Trailhead:489 ft / 149 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Coby King
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