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Ascent of Jobs Peak on 2015-09-06

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Tim Newman
Date:Sunday, September 6, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Jobs Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:10633 ft / 3240 m

Ascent Trip Report

The final summit blocks of Jobs Peak look intimidating, but the trail continues around to the north side and has maybe a couple spots of upper class 2 or lower class 3 scrambling.

Going down, we found a trail heading south over the northwest-southeast ridge, but given we didn't know where it went, and the direct route looked good, we decided to make a beeline for our trailhead. It worked great and was one of the most enjoyable descents I've ever experienced. Somewhere around 9000' we were forced to do a minor stream crossing which looked tough because the channels are much steeper than the the topo maps indicate, but it was easier than it looked and we only had to regain about 15' on the other side. This probably could have been avoided had we stayed further east. Somewhere around 8600' we found a road, but when it appeared to go off (and up) in the wrong direction, we abandoned it and again went straight for the trailhead.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Loss:2333 ft / 711 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Southwest ridge
    Start Trailhead:10633 ft / 3240 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2333 ft / 711 m
    Distance:3.3 mi / 5.3 km
    Route:Southwest ridge
    End Trailhead:Lower Horse Meadow trailhead  8300 ft / 2529 m
    Time:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: 2015 Freel Peak

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Freel Peak2015-09-06 a3031 ft / 924 m
2Jobs Sister2015-09-06 b800 ft / 244 m
3Jobs Peak2015-09-06 c0 ft / 0 m
Total Trip Gain: 3831 ft / 1168 m    Total Trip Loss: 3831 ft / 1168 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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