Ascent of Sandstone Peak on 2011-06-13

Climber: Lee Newton

Date:Monday, June 13, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Sandstone Peak
    Elevation:3111 ft / 948 m

Ascent Trip Report

Superb little peak above the coast north of Malibu.

From the parking one can already see three steep rocky peaks, sadly I only had time to climb the first (and highest) before my flight home. Nevertheless a supreb little viewpoint with slopes falling steeply towards the Pacific Ocean on one side and views of Mt Baldy (San Antonio) on the other.

The trail is so easy to follow that it needs no description. Fortunately it is shaded in parts, it was very hot in the late afternoon when I was there. At the highest point of the trail cut left up the obvious steep slope with mild scrambling to the top. The trail continues along the ridge to the other fine looking peaks which I will explore one day next time I have a few hours to kill around a flight from LAX.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1077 ft / 329 m
    Distance:3.1 mi / 5 km
    Route:Sandstone Peak Trail
    Trailhead:Sandstone Peak Trialhead  2034 ft / 619 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:35 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:25 Minutes

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