Ascent of Montara Mountain-South Peak on 2019-07-23

Climber: Christopher Wessels

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Montara Mountain-South Peak
    Elevation:1833 ft / 558 m

Ascent Trip Report

There is a fire road that goes beneath the telephone lines, which can be used to access the peak from the north summit. This is a regrettable hike that I don't recommend. There's poison oak everywhere, and stinging nettles. The road is completely overrun with all manner of snaggly growth. Really, it's just not worth the scrapes and stings and unpleasantness and effort. I tried to go from here to Montara Knob and, well...forget it. I really can't understand how anyone on here has made it to the top of that thing. Doggedly desperate peakbaggers I guess.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:308 ft / 93 m
    Total Elevation Loss:300 ft / 91 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1 bushwhack
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:308 ft / 93 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 8 ft / 2 m; Extra: 300 ft / 91m
    Loss on way in:300 ft / 91 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:Traverse from Peak Mountain
    Start Trailhead:Peak Mountain  1825 ft / 556 m
    Time:40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Montara: Four Summits

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Peak Mountain2019-07-231681 ft / 512 m
2Montara Mountain-South Peak2019-07-23308 ft / 94 m
3Montara Mountain2019-07-23320 ft / 98 m
4Montara State Beach High Point2019-07-230 ft / 0 m
5San Pedro Mountain2019-07-23331 ft / 101 m
Total Trip Gain: 2640 ft / 805 m    Total Trip Loss: 2409 ft / 734 m

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