Ascent of East Ord Mountain on 2016-03-26

Climber: Jay Smith

Others in Party:Jim Green
Date:Saturday, March 26, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:East Ord Mountain
    Elevation:6168 ft / 1880 m

Ascent Trip Report

Since we didn't have an appropriate vehicle for the rough road leading up to the base of East Ord, we parked along Camp Rock Road and followed an abandoned jeep trail directly toward the mouth of the canyon. Instead of taking the route recommended by the DPS guide, we followed the road to its end, where there are signs of mining activity from the past, and then continued hiking west until we hit a north/south ridge that brought us just a few hundred yards from the summit. After a brief descent we reached the saddle directly below the rocky summit and from there it was a fun scramble to the top. This route definitely added some distance to the hike but because there were only a couple steep sections, it made for a pretty easy ascent. We returned via the rocky canyon that descends rather quickly down the south side of the mountain.
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View east from the summit of East Ord (2016-03-26). Photo by Jay Smith.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2560 ft / 780 m
    Trailhead:Camp Rock Road  3608 ft / 1099 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
clear and cool
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jay Smith
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