Ascent of Cole Point on 2018-12-02

Climber: Mat Kelliher

Date:Sunday, December 2, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cole Point
    Elevation:5604 ft / 1708 m

Ascent Trip Report

***Sierra Club Outing***
led by Mat Kelliher, Stephen McDonnell

Trip to Cole Point and The Emmas, with Peak 5080 as an added attraction. We set up a shuttle with 3 vehicles at our anticipated finish off of Old Mt Emma, and the rest of the vehicles at the start to Mt Emma. 21 people and 2 dogs headed up the steep Mt Emma trail all the way up to the top. This sucker is good and steep, but the trail's in great shape. We continued from Emma to Peak 5080 and then on to Old Emma. Excellent trail. Phenomenal views out in to the Mojave to the north, NW, NE. Sespe out to the west. Snowy Bare Mtn to the east along with a bunch of other San Gabriel Mtns peaks, a little snow dusting on Pacifico. Nice and chilly out there; probably about 40 F with a breeze; it felt great. Sunny. A good day.

After the Emmas we drove over to the western ridge approach for Cole Point. 3 people dropped out after the Emmas, but we still had 18 plus the two dogs. This sucker was really steep. About 1,400' of gain over 1 mile. The use trail was a bit vague getting up to the powerline road, but after that it was very well defined. And steep. All the way up. The cool temps and breeze stayed with us, more phenomenal views, another good hike.

Our group included:
Jin Oak Chung
Jay Yoon
Sunny Yi
Jason Park
Pat Vaughn
Rob Williams
Teresa Spohr
Swee Chin
Larry Wozniak
Illwoo Suh
Jerry Grenard
Bruce Craig
Ali Akhiary
Fariba Akhiary
Mary Varalyay
Stephen McDonnell
Summary Total Data
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Clear
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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