Ascent of Indian Hill on 2015-10-30

Climber: Jim Wick

Others in Party:Larry Edmonds
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, October 30, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Indian Hill
    Elevation:2280 ft / 694 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked near the second wash-crossing bridge after turning right at Mortero Wash/Dos Cabeza. Started up the wash and along an old road. Partway, headed cross country to some petroglyphs and climbed Indian Hill. After Indian Hill headed mostly direct to Moan BM along a gully to the right. Got one cholla ball in the back of the calf...just jumped out ;) Best approach is to from the north and west side of the multiple false summits (big rocks). Took pictures of the benchmark (and two reference marks); signed the register. It was windy at the top as we could see a dust storm heading from the east. We then headed to Windy BM. The best direct route would have been to the NW as our route took several rock shelves and steep gullies (with lots of Cholla). We picked up an old abandoned road with lots of railroad era camp ruins. See Windy BM report.

Total stats for all three peaks: 7.4 miles, 1869' gain.

Time up included a long stop to get photos of the Petroglyphs and exploring of other rock formations along the way.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:471 ft / 143 m
    Total Elevation Loss:230 ft / 69 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Grade/Class:class 2
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:471 ft / 143 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 421 ft / 128 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m
    Loss on way in:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Route:XC SSW approach
    Start Trailhead:N32.75793 W116.15878  1859 ft / 566 m
    Time:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:180 ft / 54 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:XC West ridge
    End Trailhead:N32.75653 W116.17618  2100 ft / 640 m
    Time:20 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Indian Hill Moan Windy 2015

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Indian Hill2015-10-30471 ft / 144 m
2Moan Benchmark2015-10-30929 ft / 283 m
3Windy Benchmark2015-10-30233 ft / 71 m
4Cabez Benchmark2015-10-3015 ft / 5 m
Total Trip Gain: 1648 ft / 503 m    Total Trip Loss: 1648 ft / 502 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jim Wick
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