Ascent of Quartz Mountain on 2010-08-05

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Date:Thursday, August 5, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Quartz Mountain
    Elevation:5657 ft / 1724 m

Ascent Trip Report

I hiked this on the way back from Abbott Butte. There are 2 trails that go around the west side of Quartz Mountain. I used the lower trail to access the Rogue Umpqua divide Trail at Windy Gap to get to Abbott Butte. On the way back I used the upper trail from Windy Gap to gain a little elevation and get to the west ridge of Quartz Mountain. The north and east sides are protected by vertical cliffs. Hiking up the west ridge is a little brushy, somewhat steep, and is mostly under forest cover. The summit has no views in the forest. There is a rock outcropping on the southwest side of the summit that may be within a couple feet of the elevation of the highpoint in the forest. Hiking stats are combined with Abbott Butte.
Summary Total Data
    Route:Rogue Umpqua Divide Trail
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack

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