Ascent of Indianhead on 2017-04-08

Climber: Erik Korporaal

Date:Saturday, April 8, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:3960 ft / 1207 m

Ascent Trip Report

I took the standard route up on the western ridge. I tried a descent down the SE ridge but got stuck after dropping down to the next peak on the ridge. I could not find any safe route across the ridge that I felt comfortable with. You can see on my GPS route where I turned back. Others have taken that route, but I couldn't find anywhere to pass before exhaustion set in. I ended up turning around and clmbing back up to Indianhead peak and then continuing down the west ridge in the direction I came.
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GPX route up Palm Canyon and West Ridge (2017-04-08). Photo by Erik Korporaal.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3124 ft / 952 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.4 mi / 15.1 km
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3124 ft / 952 m
    Distance:4.1 mi / 6.6 km
    Route:Standard (West Ridge)
    Start Trailhead:836 ft / 254 m
    Time:3 Hours 20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:5.3 mi / 8.5 km
    Route:Unsuccessful SE Ridge
    End Trailhead:3960 ft / 1207 m
    Time:5 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Erik Korporaal
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