Ascent of Cle Elum Point on 2010-06-06

Climber: Eric Noel

Date:Sunday, June 6, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Cle Elum Point
    Elevation:4040 ft / 1231 m

Ascent Trip Report

From South Cle Elum work your way to FS 3350 up Tillman Creek. Follow this decent road with no access issues up to the ridgeline. Turn L at a 5 way junction at a saddle at 4000'. This lesser road will bring you to a 4 way junction at ~4150' just S of Cle Elum Point. The road then drops moderately steeply. I drove this right to the base of Cle Elum Point but it was muddy under present conditions and I was worried about getting out. So I tried to drive out and did and then parked at the saddle. Making it a longer walk but giving me peace of mind that I was gonna get out OK. Walked back down the road and then up an ATV scar to this bump. The high ground is a grassy bump but since this is a named peak I think the named spot refers to a rock outcrop that is lower but more worthy of a name. This is a rock bump with a bit of exposure and a single tree that makes it a bit awkward. I rate it easy class 3. Good views down to the valley. A sign memorializes Charlie/Dad.

I continued on to Peoh Point which was the primary goal of the trip. I wanted to confirm that there was no lookout still up there and that is indeed the case. I simply walked the road to the top. Taking a few bootpaths over knobs on the way back. Ton of towers etc on top. The highest ground is near a BM in a narrow path between some buidings and a fence built to keep you from falling over the edge. Not pleasant but it is done with.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:60 ft / 18 m
    Extra Gain:10 ft / 3 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Trailhead:The Road of course  4000 ft / 1219 m
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Overcast
Stopped Raining
Ascent Part of Trip: PeohSouthCleElum

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Cle Elum Point2010-06-06 b
2Peoh Point2010-06-06 c

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