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Ascent of Mount Russell on 2015-12-26

Climber: Brian Browning

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, December 26, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Car
Peak:Mount Russell
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:2704 ft / 824 m

Ascent Trip Report

As Tom Becht indicated there is a fine use trail up the north side canyon.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1624 ft / 494 m
    Extra Gain:250 ft / 76 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.2 mi / 5.1 km
    Route:North canyon use trail
    Trailhead:Alessandro/Theodore Intersection  1580 ft / 481 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Extremely Windy
Wind gusts to 50+ with dust
Ascent Part of Trip: San Mateo - Russell

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1San Mateo Peak2015-12-261661 ft / 506 m
2Elsinore Peak2015-12-26175 ft / 53 m
3Mount Russell2015-12-261624 ft / 495 m
Total Trip Gain: 3460 ft / 1054 m    Total Trip Loss: 3460 ft / 1054 m



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