Ascent of Bluff Mountain on 2018-07-28

Climber: Powen Ru

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, July 28, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Bluff Mountain
    Elevation:3520 ft / 1072 m

Ascent Trip Report

The abandoned trail is not visible at all from Jone Mtn Trail, the ridge is easy to navigate but painful to bushwhack through. There're series of bluffs between 3320 to 3400. No view at the top. I tagged Jones Mtn on return, short but painful bushwhacking, no view either.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2617 ft / 796 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2617 ft / 797 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.7 mi / 15.6 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1427 ft / 434 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 277 ft / 84 m; Extra: 1150 ft / 350m
    Loss on way in:1150 ft / 350 m
    Distance:4.7 mi / 7.6 km
    Route:N ridge
    Start Trailhead:Booten Gap  3243 ft / 988 m
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1467 ft / 447 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 277 ft / 84 m; Extra: 1190 ft / 362m
    Gain on way out:1190 ft / 362 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Route:N ridge
    End Trailhead:Booten Gap  3243 ft / 988 m
    Time:3 Hours 

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