Ascent of Split Mountain East on 1999-04-17
|Date:||Saturday, April 17, 1999|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Split Mountain East|
| Elevation:||1690 ft / 515 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis peak can be climbed from the wash in Split Mountain. In the town of Ocotillo Wells about 22 miles east of the Scissors Crossing on route 78, turn south on Split Mountain Road. After 8.1 miles turn off to the right onto the dirt road leading to Split Mountain. The road is in a wash, but is fairly firm and is fine for most cars with careful driving. After 1.4 miles you will pass Fish Creek Camp on the left. Continue on for another 1.9 miles and park to the side of the road in the canyon. UTM here is: 582745E, 3651580N. This spot is 11.4 miles overall from highway 78. The peak, which is not visible, is 0.73 miles to the east on a bearing of 91 degrees. Climb up steep conglomerate rock to the east and gradually move to the right (SE) to a ridgetop. Follow the ridgetop which goes east and then curves around north to the summit. The hike is about one mile to the top with an elevation gain of 1300 ft. 4/99 RLC
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