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Ascent of Thimble Peak on 2013-04-01

Climber: Daryn Dodge

Others in Party:Kathy Rich
Date:Monday, April 1, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Thimble Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:6381 ft / 1944 m

Ascent Trip Report

Current conditions of Titus Canyon Road was such that a high-clearance 2WD vehicle could easily drive the road. We parked at Red Pass, about 12.4 miles from the start of the Titus Canyon Road, and followed the use trail as it went along the ridgeline, dropped to a saddle at the base of the peak, then climbed the NE ridge of Thimble Peak. There were one or two high class 2 steps near the summit with some exposure. One of the nicer hikes to a peak in Death Valley with wonderful views from the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1781 ft / 541 m
    Extra Gain:350 ft / 106 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Thimble Peak use trail
    Trailhead:Red Pass  5300 ft / 1615 m
    Grade/Class:class 2
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:1 Hours 20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 10 Minutes



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