Ascent of Frankish Peak on 2018-11-18
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Sunday, November 18, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||4198 ft / 1279 m|
Ascent Trip ReportTook the face up. Was much tougher than I thought. Saw a description a couple places and found the trail, but signs said no parking -- tow away, so parked about 1/4 up the road by houses.
Trail or what little there was of it was much overgrown and nonexistent in places. I had no gps track to go by, so I just headed up the ridge. Some sections were quite steep, slippery and scary -- drop offs on both sides. Class 2 in some places and the fall would not be fun. The adrenaline rush and sheer stubborness got me through to the top. The views are great on the ridge -- not so much at the top, but getting there felt like a real accomplishment.
With all that said, I'd call this one of the gems of the San Gabriels. Reminded me of Rattlesnake peak, but not as far, but just as sketchy -- probably more so.
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