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Ascent of Big Bald Rock on 2018-02-24

Climber: Powen Ru

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, February 24, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Big Bald Rock
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:3274 ft / 997 m

Ascent Trip Report

The well-maintained Big Bald Rock Trail is apparently not aligned with the dashed line on the topo map. It follows a small gulch north to the E ridge to a saddle.
The benchmark is not at the highest point.
I did not carefully look for the trail on descent, eventually followed the E ridge, with minor bushwhacking, all off-trail until I see my car in the parking lot.

(starting from February 24 at 10:36am)
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:249 ft / 75 m
    Total Elevation Loss:249 ft / 75 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:239 ft / 72 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 224 ft / 68 m; Extra: 15 ft / 4m
    Loss on way in:15 ft / 4 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:Big Bald Rock Trail
    Start Trailhead:Big Bald Rock TH  3050 ft / 929 m
    Time:13 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:234 ft / 71 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 224 ft / 68 m; Extra: 10 ft / 3m
    Gain on way out:10 ft / 3 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:E ridge
    End Trailhead:Big Bald Rock TH  3050 ft / 929 m
    Time:10 Minutes



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