Ascent of Sierra Estrella High Point on 2016-03-12

Climber: Matthias Stender

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, March 12, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Sierra Estrella High Point
    Elevation:4512 ft / 1375 m

Ascent Trip Report

I went on Rainbow Valley Rd and then turned left onto Riggs Rd. After 4 miles Riggs turns into dirt (mostly just sand, any 2Wd sedan can make it) and then after another 5 miles you hit the dirt road the follows the power line. I turned left (North) and continued another 2 miles or so (that road was 4WD with a couple nasty wash crossings) where a dirt track turns right at one of the power towers (this would be the continuation of Ocotillo). After 0.3 miles I parked at a turnout; after that the road got very rough and rocky and it wasn’t worth to drive further as the road ends after another 0.3 miles anyway. I took the second drainage to the south of Peak 4232 up to the ridge. It wasn’t bad at all, nothing beyond easy class 3, at the end a bit steep and loose. Otherwise you have to deal with dry waterfalls in the drainage.
Summary Total Data
Ascent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 0 Minutes

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