Ascent of Granite Peak on 2016-08-19

Climber: David Sanger

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, August 19, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Granite Peak
    Elevation:9732 ft / 2966 m

Ascent Trip Report

One of the nicest Nevada County High Points, and #11 for me. Drove to Hinkey Summit, then left up the dirt road to the fenceline. From there it was a straight run along the fence to the base of the mountain. It looks steeper straight on, but when you get there it is an easy scramble up the cirque, then a short exposed class 2/3 section to the summit. There were three! registers and I signed them all.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1300 ft / 396 m
    Total Elevation Loss:31 ft / 9 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1300 ft / 396 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1269 ft / 387 m; Extra: 31 ft / 9m
    Loss on way in:31 ft / 9 m
    Distance:2.9 mi / 4.7 km
    Start Trailhead:Hinkey Summit, jeep track  8463 ft / 2579 m
Descent Statistics

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