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Ascent of Granite Mountain on 2018-10-19

Climber: Larry Edmonds

Others in Party:Mike Smolek
Maurice Hogue
Ranchita Ted
Sharon Gott
Carol Jean.
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, October 19, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Granite Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:5633 ft / 1716 m

Ascent Trip Report

My 300th John Strauch hike celebration with the Friday Fanatics. 13 of us embarked on the climb via HPS route 1. Was very windy on the ridge top making for a more difficult than normal climb. Six of us made the summit. Took six hours total including lunch break etc. Deviated from the HPS route on the descent by dropping off the ridge towards our vehicles before reaching the mine area. A fun day, but then Granite is always a fun day.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3500 ft / 1066 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3500 ft / 1066 m
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route:HPS route 1
    Start Trailhead:2133 ft / 650 m
Descent Statistics



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