Ascent of Black Mountain on 2015-12-24

Climber: Dean Gaudet

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, December 24, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Black Mountain
    Elevation:1552 ft / 473 m

Ascent Trip Report

there are 13 "black mountains" in california alone. maybe there should be a list?

i tried patrick o'neill's approach but there doesn't seem to be much parking there. instead i looked at OSM and noticed many more trails leading up and there was one from the intersection of mediatrice lane and laurentian drive which appeared to have a 1.8mi approach to the summit on a slowly meandering road. as soon as i got to the start of the road it was really clear there was a much more interesting short and steep approach almost straight up! naturally i went for the steep.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:778 ft / 236 m
    Extra Gain:14 ft / 4 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Trailhead:mediatrice lane and laurentian drive  802 ft / 244 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time:33 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:31 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dean Gaudet
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