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Ascent of Winston Ridge on 2016-06-10

Climber: Paul Reid

Others in Party:Ellen Crocker -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Friday, June 10, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Winston Ridge
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:7003 ft / 2134 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Winston Saddle, the trail splits around Peak 6903. To the right the PCT, to the left, a use trail. This less travelled use trail is the one we took. Traversing left around the base of this small peak we meet another saddle with a clearly defined use trail which leads upward to Winston ridge. There's a number of granite points along this ridge, with the first on you can see being Point 6850. You can bypass this for now, instead of scrambling up to grab it, it's easier to walk down to it from the top of Winston ridge later. Continue up for another half mile to the top of Winston ridge. Once on the plateau, there's a number of small boulder piles, there's a register at one of the first piles. Today it was marked with a cairn on top. This is a good place to stop for lunch. To the north east, Pleasant View Ridge, and Will Thrall Peak can be seen across Cooper Canyon.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:376 ft / 113 m
    Extra Gain:62 ft / 18 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.9 mi / 3 km
    Route:Use trail
    Trailhead:Winston Saddle  6751 ft / 2057 m
    Grade/Class:class 2
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:45 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Winston Ridge Loop

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Winston Peak2016-06-10471 ft / 144 m
2Winston Ridge2016-06-10376 ft / 115 m
3Peak 68502016-06-100 ft / 0 m
4Point 69032016-06-10200 ft / 61 m
Total Trip Gain: 1047 ft / 320 m    Total Trip Loss: 1588 ft / 484 m



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