Ascent of Indianhead on 2016-03-12

Climber: Adam Lievers

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, March 12, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:3960 ft / 1207 m

Ascent Trip Report

Ascended via the Schad Route (West Ridge), descent via the gully just east of the summit which dumps out just below the former gauging station. Found two different dead sheep and saw 8 sheep in the canyon. First person to sign the register in March, however there were literally hundreds of people on the main Palm Canyon Trail. Gully down is a serious scramble, lots of route finding and sliding.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3140 ft / 957 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3140 ft / 957 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1, Class 2, Cl
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Breezy in the Canyon and on the West Ridge, but the wind subsided at the summit
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3140 ft / 957 m
    Route:West Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Palm Canyon Trailhead   820 ft / 249 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3140 ft / 957 m
    Route:East Gully
    End Trailhead:Palm Canyon Trailhead   820 ft / 249 m

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