Ascent of Cuyamaca Peak on 2016-01-18

Climber: Dean Gaudet

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, January 18, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cuyamaca Peak
    Elevation:6512 ft / 1984 m

Ascent Trip Report

usually when i read "road hike" i think dirt road, but the road here is paved... i assume all the way to the summit, but the snow cover started about 1.3mi from the parking lot, and i only saw patches of pavement after that. i wore yaktrax because of some icy patches.

views are not bad. the radio gear kind of ruins the possibility of a 360 view at the top though.

the only scramble is the summit block.

i went on to japacha after cuyamaca.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1822 ft / 554 m
    Total Elevation Loss:808 ft / 246 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.9 mi / 7.9 km
    Grade/Class:class 1
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
    Weather:Cold, Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1659 ft / 505 m
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Route:lookout fire road
    Start Trailhead:4853 ft / 1479 m
    Time:1 Hours 28 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:808 ft / 246 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 645 ft / 196 m; Extra: 163 ft / 49m
    Gain on way out:163 ft / 49 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Route:burnt pine fire road
    End Trailhead:japacha peak  5867 ft / 1788 m
    Time:58 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: cuyamaca, japacha (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Cuyamaca Peak2016-01-18 a1822 ft / 555 m
2Japacha Peak2016-01-18 b571 ft / 174 m
Total Trip Gain: 2393 ft / 729 m    Total Trip Loss: 2299 ft / 700 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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