Ascent of Whaleback on 2010-08-05

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Date:Thursday, August 5, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:5820 ft / 1773 m

Ascent Trip Report

I accessed Whaleback from Hwy 62 and the paved Woodruff Bridge turnoff. This is FR 68 and turns into a good gravel road in a couple miles. I followed the road up to a saddle near Quartz Mountain and then turned south onto a lesser road. It was still 2WD, but it was narrow and lots of pot holes. I drove close to the summit on the west side of the ridge and parked. Easy hike to the larger 5800 contour and then climbed a pile of rocks. I hiked over to the small 5800 contour to the south, but this spot is probably 20 ft lower than the rock pile to the north. No views in the forest.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:91 ft / 27 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 0.9 km
    Route:West Side
    Trailhead:5729 ft / 1746 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country

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