Ascent of Whiteface Mountain on 2016-10-22

Climber: Thomas Denham

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, October 22, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Whiteface Mountain
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:7530 ft / 2295 m

Ascent Trip Report

Don't be fooled by the 1650 ft elevation gain. If you take into account all the ridges I had to cross, it was over 4000 ft. Unlike on most hikes, going down was not much easier than going up due to the 1000 ft ridge blocking the path between US 60 and Whiteface Mountain. There is no easy route to this peak it seems. This was one of the most difficult hikes I've ever done, when the vertical gain, routefinding difficulties, rough terrain, and cactus threat are taken into consideration.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1650 ft / 502 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1650 ft / 502 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1650 ft / 502 m
    Distance:4.4 mi / 7.1 km
    Route:NE ridge
    Start Trailhead:US 60  5880 ft / 1792 m
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1650 ft / 502 m
    Distance:4.6 mi / 7.4 km
    Route:NE ridge
    End Trailhead:US 60  5880 ft / 1792 m
    Time:3 Hours 18 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Thomas Denham
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