Ascent of Adams Peak on 2018-09-02

Climber: Kir Pridatko

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, September 2, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Adams Peak
    Elevation:8199 ft / 2499 m

Ascent Trip Report

I've tried Constantia Rd approach first (from the east, 395 side). It didn't work at all for me and my sedan car. I just completed Babbitt and Ingalls drives without any issues, but here the FR 24N22X presented a different level of difficulty: very sandy soil with extremely deep washes and ruts. I encountered three very tough spots within first quarter of mile. Probably o.k. for 4WD, but doesn't make any sense at all compared to Frenchman Lake approach, which is extremely scenic as well.

Excellent report by Bob McLaughlin, his driving directions and GPX file were very helpful. I got to 2WD parking at 16:30, and afraid of sunset, made roundtrip in 2 hrs 20 min.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1802 ft / 549 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1802 ft / 549 m
    Distance:6.5 mi / 10.5 km
    Route:from the West
    Start Trailhead:6397 ft / 1949 m
Descent Statistics

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