Ascent of Peak 7706 on 2019-04-08

Climber: Tom Gathright

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, April 8, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Peak 7706
    Elevation:7706 ft / 2348 m

Ascent Trip Report

I used Fishers Wash to reach the TH. This is a good wash/road and the only vehicle requirement would be that it can maneuver well in sand. My route was basically getting onto the ridge and heading due south to the HP. It was steeper than I anticipated and while on the ridge I spotted other possible approaches from the west. They would be even steeper, but much shorter.

Decent views from the ridge and the false summits all along the way, so that was nice. But the ridge is a very rocky limestone ridge, so to prevent excessive scrambling, one might hike either on the east or west side of the ridge just below all the rocks.

I followed the same path down. It was a warm day today so I used more water on this hike than I planned. As such I decided to forgo hiking the Pink Knolls HP. I'll drive out and do that some other time.
Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:4.3 mi / 6.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:2.3 mi / 3.7 km
    Route:Followed the ridge from N to S
    Time:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Time:1 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Tom Gathright
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