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Ascent of South Baldy on 2019-07-27

Climber: Grant Myers

Date:Saturday, July 27, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:South Baldy
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:5988 ft / 1825 m

Ascent Trip Report

Thanks to Eric Noel for his excellent report!
Road gets a lot rougher after the bend at about 5000', sign here says road closed ahead though it's a couple miles to the gate and was open when we visited.
I wouldn't bring my Subaru beyond that point but others might push it, few places to turn around and we decided to stop at about a mile up the rough stretch where there is a good place to park our Xterra. The road wasn't any worse beyond but didn't want to take any chances and wasn't a long walk from there anyway.
I liked this one, good views and open meadows with a standing fire lookout, interesting scrambling up the granite summit rocks also adds to the interest.
One down side is that most of the trees near the top have burned a few years ago.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:608 ft / 185 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:608 ft / 185 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Start Trailhead:5380 ft / 1639 m
Descent Statistics



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