Ascent of Red Mountain on 2019-07-03

Climber: Tom Gathright

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:ATV
Peak:Red Mountain
    Elevation:9328 ft / 2843 m

Ascent Trip Report

My second hike for the day was to make it to the summit of Red Mountain, since I was too low on energy the day before. I drove to the end of the dim 4WD trail which ends at a very nice saddle that would make for a good tent site camp. It is only 0.6 miles to the end and is drivable in a 4WD, but be prepared for some new pin stripes as it is grown in on both sides.

I followed the same route that I had started the day before and that ultimately put me onto a scramble climb up steep big boulder rocks for the last few hundred feet elevation. Nothing difficult and free from bushwhacking, but did require hand use for balance. The summit is a bit grown up, but open for nice views in all directions.

I started my descent toward the north and then followed a very well defined game trail that reconnected me with my route up. All in all I was satisfied with the route and, of course, for the successful summit.
Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:2.1 mi / 3.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:1 mi / 1.7 km
    Route:Up from 8139
    Time:1 Hours 24 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1 mi / 1.7 km
    Time:1 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Tom Gathright
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