Ascent of Fairmont Ridge on 2019-01-05

Climber: Scott Burley

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, January 5, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Fairmont Ridge
    Elevation:808 ft / 246 m

Ascent Trip Report

The paved road leads right to the radio facility's locked gate. From there a well worn (maintained?) trail goes up the hill to the right, through an open gate, and follows the fence. It peters out after a large water trough, perhaps 50 yards shy of the hole described by Sean King. Unclear what the land ownership situation is on the east side of the fence, but there are no signs.

The actual highest point may be in the brush just behind the facility, but it can't be more than a foot difference and looks like an unpleasant bushwhack to get back there. Much better views from inside as well.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:556 ft / 169 m
    Total Elevation Loss:556 ft / 169 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.2 mi / 3.6 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Windy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:457 ft / 139 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 367 ft / 112 m; Extra: 90 ft / 27m
    Loss on way in:90 ft / 27 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.7 km
    Start Trailhead:441 ft / 134 m
    Time:30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:466 ft / 142 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 367 ft / 112 m; Extra: 99 ft / 30m
    Gain on way out:99 ft / 30 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    End Trailhead:441 ft / 134 m
    Time:20 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Scott Burley
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