Ascent of Wysup Peak on 2018-02-24

Climber: Michael VanMeter

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, February 24, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Wysup Peak
    Elevation:8990 ft / 2740 m

Ascent Trip Report

Original plan was to park at Rainbow Lane (34°10'25.0"N 116°43'02.5"W). Due to the signage ("Fire Lane", "No Parking", "Private Property"), I opted to drive up the road just a bit to the Onyx Summit trailhead. I had used this area for parking in the past and knew the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) would take me very close to my destination.

Leaving the parking area, hiked up the road just a bit to the intersection of the PCT and headed South. The trail was mostly descending for the first couple of miles. There was patchy snow, but it was fresh and easy to walk on. Followed the PCT ~3.5 miles until I was basically due West of Wysup Peak. Started a cross-country route to the peak and ran across what appeared to be an un-maintained trail. A moderate ascent to just below the peak and then some scrambling to reach the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1025 ft / 312 m
    Total Elevation Loss:478 ft / 145 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1025 ft / 312 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 547 ft / 167 m; Extra: 478 ft / 145m
    Loss on way in:478 ft / 145 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:Pacific Crest Trail
    Start Trailhead:Onyx Summit  8443 ft / 2573 m
    Time:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: 2018 Feb 24

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Wysup Peak2018-02-24 A1025 ft / 312 m
2(Attempt) Peak 90702018-02-24 B870 ft / 265 m
Total Trip Gain: 1895 ft / 577 m    Total Trip Loss: 1901 ft / 580 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Michael VanMeter
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