Ascent of Cave Ridge on 2015-01-25

Climber: Jerome Velosky

Date:Sunday, January 25, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cave Ridge
    Elevation:5270 ft / 1606 m

Ascent Trip Report

Winter ascent via Commonwealth Basin
It was an extremely low-snow year. Travel up the Commonwealth Basin and up to the Guye Peak saddle was straightforward. Streams and creeks were exposed. Log were snow covered. As-such, we cross a chaval wearing snowshoes. From the saddle with Guye Peak, the route was driect up the ridge toward Cave Ridge toward the north side. Here an obvious broad acclivity (ca. 5000') provides a switchback to gain the summit area. Pass the lower south summit on the right, proceeding towards the higher true summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2300 ft / 701 m
    Route:Commonwealth Basin
    Trailhead:PCT Trailhead  2970 ft / 905 m
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Temeratur wInversion
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jerome Velosky
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