Ascent of Five Fingers on 2018-04-29

Climber: Robert Luher

Date:Sunday, April 29, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Five Fingers
    Elevation:5174 ft / 1577 m

Ascent Trip Report

*** HPS Led Hike by Peter/Ignacia Doggett and Jinoak Chung ***

Drove north on CA 14 from Mohave to Powers Well (dirt road just north of Indian Wells). The road was rough and requires a 4x4. We ended up taking a wrong turn and followed a dirt road that ended to the east of Five Fingers. The correct dirt road is not shown on the US Topo Map but is visible on satellite images. The group decided to hike from there and do a car shuttle from Powers Well (as some in the group had camped there the night before and left their cars there). We hiked cross country around some spires eventually finding the use trail toward the summit. The final ascent required some Class 2/3 scrambling in a slot (we called it a chimney). Views were great. Could not find a register.

Descended along the same track for awhile, turning toward Powers Well down a steep scree slope.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1724 ft / 525 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1724 ft / 525 m
    Distance:2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    Start Trailhead:Dirt Road  3450 ft / 1051 m
    Time:4 Hours 10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Robert Luher
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