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Ascent of Adams Peak on 2019-06-22

Climber: Tim Berger

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, June 22, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Adams Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:8199 ft / 2499 m

Ascent Trip Report

Out and back to summit from a point on Forest Roads 24N88, 24N12X, 24N15X to 24N51XB northwest of the summit, leaving from Frenchman Lake perimeter road just before Big Cove campground. Drive requires high-clearance vehicle, and 4WD when wet. No trail. Cross country skirting and ascending lower promontory to pass between the promontory and the summit peaks, ascended to high point of pass, then upward to summit area - finding a narrow track likely made by ATVs. The summit area comprises three peaks that appear close in elevation, so tried them all. The northeastern-most promontory contains the monument disk, dated 1947. A summit log container is under rocks at the badge location. Views of HWY 395 corridor up to Topaz Lake and south toward Reno, Mt. Lassen, Sierra Buttes, Sierra Valley, north Tahoe peaks.

Returned the same route.

Encountered bear in meadow in western portion of pass. Very little snow. Only water en-route was very small stream crossing shortly after leaving vehicle. Undergrowth was thick and consistent in places, with lots of manzanita in summit area. Initial ascent was along animal trails through much blowdown. A little Class 2 scrambling to ascend to pass, up granite ledge of approx 100 feet. Saw noone else on mountain on a clear and mild Saturday morning.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1650 ft / 502 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1650 ft / 502 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Grade/Class:3
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Clear, light breeze, 48 to 62F
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1650 ft / 502 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Route:Cross country from point on forest road 24N88
    Start Trailhead:NA  6549 ft / 1996 m
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1650 ft / 502 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Route:Cross country to point on forest road 24N88
    End Trailhead:NA  6549 ft / 1996 m
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Tim Berger
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