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Ascent of Wyleys Knob on 2009-01-17

Climber: Nathan Schultz

Date:Saturday, January 17, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wyleys Knob
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:6260 ft / 1908 m

Ascent Trip Report

I headed South on the PCT from Birdsong Pass towards Wyley’s Knob (6465’). As I traveled I could see the radio towers on the summit 1110’ above me. I traveled quickly for about 2 miles down the PCT which had some snow on it in the shady areas. I turned off the PCT and climbed steeply up road SC69 for about a half mile to the summit. There were radio towers at the top, and I located no register. I traveled quickly back downhill to finish this last hike of the day which was about 5 miles with an elevation gain of 1110’.

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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:905 ft / 275 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:905 ft / 275 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Start Trailhead:5355 ft / 1632 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
Ascent Part of Trip: Skinner Wyleys Knob (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Skinner Peak2009-01-171765 ft / 538 m
2Wyleys Knob2009-01-17905 ft / 276 m
Total Trip Gain: 2670 ft / 814 m



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