Ascent of Cone Peak on 2017-05-03

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:Kelley Laxamana
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cone Peak
    Elevation:6800 ft / 2072 m

Ascent Trip Report

From our parking spot along Morris Ranch Road, Kelley and I followed HPS Route 1 up to Cone Peak, with a detour over to Palm View Peak along the way, then returned to the car via HPS Route 2. This is a very nice loop trip, although the route from the PCT to Cone Peak and then down to an old trail is cross country and goes through an area that burned in 2013, which is now starting to fill in with vegetation, and the old trail back to the road is not maintained and is slightly overgrown. Cone Peak has two third class summit blocks; the one located on the south is slightly higher, and can be climbed by contouring around its west side and then up its south side. Also, trip stats include an ascent of Palm View Peak.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2385 ft / 726 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2385 ft / 726 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.3 mi / 11.7 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1/3
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2385 ft / 726 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1460 ft / 445 m; Extra: 925 ft / 281m
    Loss on way in:925 ft / 281 m
    Distance:5.8 mi / 9.3 km
    Route:See GPS track
    Start Trailhead:Morris Ranch Road  5340 ft / 1627 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1460 ft / 445 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:See GPS track
    End Trailhead:Morris Ranch Road  5340 ft / 1627 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Greg Gerlach
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