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Ascent of Stud Mountain on 2000-11-26

Climber: Richard Carey

Date:Sunday, November 26, 2000
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Stud Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:2130 ft / 649 m

Ascent Trip Report

To reach the trailhead, exit Interstate 8 at Sidewinder Road which is about 8 miles west of Winterhaven. Go north on the good graded dirt road and cross a railroad track at 0.2 miles and then at 2.0 miles turn right onto Barney Road which is BLM route A391. Stay on this road and go right at a fork at 5.1 miles and go under a power line at 7.0 miles. Then at 7.5 miles turn right at a fork and at 11.2 miles you will come to a four-way intersection and a BLM sign which indicates the end of road A391. Turn sharp left here and continue straight ahead for about another 0.5 mile and park. UTM for this location is 098393. The road is generally good and a high-clearance, non-4WD vehicle should make it without difficulty. There is suitable flat camping at this point alongside the road for several vehicles. Stud Mountain is visible to the south from this spot. Heading due south hike up the ridge to the top which will take about 1 to 1 1/4 hours. This one-way distance is 1.3 miles with an elevation gain of 1330 ft. Some may want to follow a less steep ridgeline to the east for the descent. The high point of the Cargo Muchacho Mountains is the unnamed summit, P2217 ft. which is located to the northwest on the Hedges quad. RLC
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