Ascent of Five Fingers on 2011-12-08
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Thursday, December 8, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||5174 ft / 1577 m|
Ascent Trip ReportGot off work at the clinic in China Lake a little later than I hoped, but not too late to snag a peak! Drove straight to the trailhead in the HPS Guide and parked at the parking lot on the right side of the road just below the peak. Made the notch at sunset and the summit as it started to get dark. There are steps cut into the rock as you ascend the north gully/ridge described in the HPS guide. At first I thought "wow, these rock formations are perfect for my ascent." Then I realized that they were man-made... Doh!
1.78 steep miles
Max speed: 7.6 mph
Moving Avg: 1.6 mph
Moving time: 68 min
Link to pictures
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1774 ft / 540 m|
| Extra Gain:||100 ft / 30 m|
| Distance:||1.8 mi / 2.9 km|
| Route:||SW Ridge to Notch then NE Ridge/Gully|
| Trailhead:||3600 ft / 1097 m|
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