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Ascent of Exchange Peak on 2010-03-25

Climber: Robbie Mize

Others in Party:no one
Date:Thursday, March 25, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Exchange Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:2950 ft / 899 m

Ascent Trip Report

So i headed out today to climb Mt. Markham and San Gabriel Peak and surrounding peaks, but was stopped short by the road closure which i had no idea of. stupid on my part. anyways i went to santa monica mtns. and clibed a loop of Sandstone Peak, Exchange Peak, Inspiratoin Point, Boney Peak, Tri-Peaks, and Big Dome. I couldn't see a thing for most of the day. Very pleasant run/hike. The entire loop took about 4 hours. Waaaay more bushwacking than i wanted to do.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1250 ft / 381 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:from the water towers
    Trailhead:Sandstone Peak TH  1700 ft / 518 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:cold and cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Sandstone Peak Loop (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Sandstone Peak2010-03-251411 ft / 430 m
2Inspiration Point2010-03-251100 ft / 335 m
3Exchange Peak2010-03-251250 ft / 381 m
4Boney Peak2010-03-251125 ft / 343 m
5Tri Peaks2010-03-251300 ft / 396 m
6Big Dome2010-03-251200 ft / 366 m
Total Trip Gain: 7386 ft / 2251 m    Total Trip Loss: 5975 ft / 1821 m



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