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Ascent of Ross Mountain on 2017-08-17

Climber: Garrett McLean

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, August 17, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Ross Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:7402 ft / 2256 m

Ascent Trip Report

I had heard Ross was tough, so I powered up with water and some trail mix on the summit of Baden-Powell before continuing. The use trail from Baden-Powell to Ross is easy to find and is one of the more fun ridge routes I've found. Between Baden-Powell and the first bump there's a really nice breeze and some really spectacular views. I guessed early that the farthest bump on the ridge would be my destination, so I was never frustrated by how far away Ross was, nor how much elevation I had to lose to get there.

Coming back was less enjoyable, and the summit of Ross wasn't great, but overall I was happy that I did this peak because I loved hiking the ridge so much. I ran into the only person I'd see all day near the summit of Baden-Powell on the return.

Photosphere from the summit
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2493 ft / 759 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4481 ft / 1364 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Gain on way in:240 ft / 73 m
    Loss on way in:2244 ft / 683 m
    Start Trailhead:Mount Baden-Powell  9406 ft / 2866 m
Ascent (From Destination) Statistics
    Loss on way out:2237 ft / 681 m
    Gain on way out:2253 ft / 686 m
    End Trailhead:Near mile marker 71 on Angeles Crest  7418 ft / 2261 m
Ascent Part of Trip: 8/17/17

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Burnham2017-08-17 b1579 ft / 481 m
2Mount Baden-Powell2017-08-17 b662 ft / 202 m
3Ross Mountain2017-08-17 b2493 ft / 760 m
Total Trip Gain: 4734 ft / 1443 m    Total Trip Loss: 4740 ft / 1445 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Garrett McLean
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