Ascent of Cone Peak on 2010-05-29

Climber: Patrick Kirchmann

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, May 29, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Cone Peak
    Elevation:5155 ft / 1571 m

Ascent Trip Report

I started from highway 1 on Vincente Flats trail and reached the summit around midnight after hiking all day. This timing spared me Memorial Day crowds, heat and annoying flies. Great views of the stars from my bivouac on the peak. The next day stunned me with breathtaking views of the ocean and Cone Pk felt like a 5000ft prominence peak. This was my first ascent of Cone Pk and I knew that I would return to this magic place time after time. Breaking in my new La Sportiva Nepal Evo mountaineering boots, however, was not such a bright idea - my feet were bleeding after a 22mi round trip and my boots succeeded in breaking me in instead.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4988 ft / 1521 m
    Elevation Loss:4988 ft / 1521 m
    Distance:22.2 mi / 35.7 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Bivouac
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4988 ft / 1521 m
    Distance:11.1 mi / 17.9 km
    Route:Vincente Flat trail
    Trailhead:Highway 1  167 ft / 50 m
    Time Up:1 Days 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:4988 ft / 1521 m
    Distance:11.1 mi / 17.9 km
    Route:Vincente Flat trail
    Trailhead:Highway 1  167 ft / 50 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Patrick Kirchmann
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