Ascent to Castro Peak-Newton Motorway on 2016-12-27

Climber: Mihai Giurgiulescu

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Point Reached:Castro Peak - Newton Motorway
    Elevation:2520 ft / 768 m
    Remaining Elevation:304 ft / 92 m (39% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Stopped at the first fence for now since it was broad daylight. Two cameras recording on the other side, with a third a few hundred feet beyond right by the second fence. Yes, there are two gates now on Newton Motorway - this road seems more heavily defended than a fortress.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:686 ft / 209 m
    Total Elevation Loss:686 ft / 208 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.7 mi / 5.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:466 ft / 142 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 460 ft / 141 m; Extra: 6 ft / 1m
    Loss on way in:6 ft / 1 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3 km
    Route:Backbone Trail/Newton Motorway
    Start Trailhead:Latigo Canyon Trailhead  2060 ft / 627 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:680 ft / 207 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 460 ft / 141 m; Extra: 220 ft / 67m
    Gain on way out:220 ft / 67 m
    Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Route:Backbone Trail/Newton Motorway
    End Trailhead:Latigo Canyon Trailhead  2060 ft / 627 m
Ascent Part of Trip: SoCal Christmas 12-16

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Horse Benchmark2016-12-24750 ft / 229 m
2Hauser Benchmark2016-12-25 a810 ft / 247 m
3Odell Benchmark2016-12-25 b360 ft / 110 m
4(Attempt) Castro Peak2016-12-27 a686 ft / 209 m
5Brents Mountain2016-12-27 b1200 ft / 366 m
Total Trip Gain: 3806 ft / 1161 m    Total Trip Loss: 3812 ft / 1162 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Mihai Giurgiulescu
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