Ascent of Inyo Peak 10307 on 2016-06-16

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, June 16, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Inyo Peak 10307
    Elevation:10327 ft / 3147 m

Ascent Trip Report

From the town of Cerro Gordo, I drove 12.7 miles in on the signed "The Swansea Salt Tram Road" to its end. The first 4 miles are the worst part of the road because of a narrow, outwardly sloping section in the beginning followed by a steep decent into a canyon and a steep ascent out of the canyon with several hair-pin turns. The balance of the road is better. Also, the end of the road is a very nice place to camp and is the DPS Route B trailhead for New York Butte.

From the end of the road, I followed an intermittent trail north, then climbed Inyo Peak 10192, then went cross country over class 1 terrain to Inyo Peak 10414 and Voon Meng Leow Peak, then retraced my steps back to the east side of Inyo Peak 10192. From there, I went northeast along a class 1 ridge, then made my way up class 2 terrain to the top of Inyo Peak 10307. The summit rocks are class 2 from the east, and the west summit is the highpoint. In addition, the register book was placed by Gordon MacLeod and Barbara Lilley in 1981 and is located in a red box bolted to a tree below the east side of the summit rocks; also, the register book calls this "Survivor Peak". I retraced my steps back to the east side of Inyo Peak 10192, then followed the trail back to the truck, climbing New York Butte along the way.

Trip mileage and elevation gain also includes ascents of Peak 10192, Peak 10414, Voon Meng Leow Peak, and New York Butte.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4555 ft / 1387 m
    Extra Gain:1965 ft / 598 m
    Round-Trip Distance:12 mi / 19.3 km
    Route:See GPS track
    Trailhead:Swansea/Salt Tram 4x road  9702 ft / 2957 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Greg Gerlach
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