Ascent of Cerro Noroeste on 2017-07-27

Climber: Garrett McLean

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, July 27, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cerro Noroeste
    Elevation:8280 ft / 2523 m

Ascent Trip Report

I had a bit of a time finding the trail after choosing to take another cross-country shortcut coming down from Grouse, but it showed up before too long. It ended, to my surprise, at an asphalt road. I checked the map and HPS track, which said to follow the road around a bend to the summit. I chose to go directly up the slope, which was shorter and cooler. The summit is fairly broad with a few bumps, so I visited a few bumps in a futile attempt to find a register. Again, tree cover prevented any fantastic views, but there are definitely some good ones along the way.

Forgot to photosphere :(
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2289 ft / 697 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2639 ft / 803 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Gain on way in:753 ft / 229 m
    Loss on way in:1055 ft / 321 m
    Start Trailhead:Grouse Mountain  8582 ft / 2615 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1584 ft / 482 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 48 ft / 14 m; Extra: 1536 ft / 468m
    Gain on way out:1536 ft / 468 m
    End Trailhead:Parking lot at the end of Mt Pinos Road  8232 ft / 2509 m
Ascent Part of Trip: 7/27/17

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Pinos2017-07-27599 ft / 183 m
2Sawmill Mountain2017-07-27524 ft / 160 m
3Grouse Mountain2017-07-27294 ft / 90 m
4Cerro Noroeste2017-07-272289 ft / 698 m
Total Trip Gain: 3706 ft / 1131 m    Total Trip Loss: 3723 ft / 1135 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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