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Ascent of El Capitan State Beach High Point on 2019-08-07

Climber: Jim Retemeyer

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:El Capitan State Beach High Point
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:2300 ft / 701 m

Ascent Trip Report

I'm a dumbass. I attempted this after spending the day climbing other highpoints and peaks, and also taking the road from the east to get here which is a dirt road from hell. It was hot, I was tired. Even though I took quite a bit of water, I found that I was going to run out if I continued. So, I turned around to come back another day. The whole journey is downhill from West Camino Cielo Road. The last bit, that I was facing before I turned around, was quite a bit of descent and ascent with more bushwhacking. I am also going to investigate a possible alternate route.
There is another peakbagger entry listed as the highpoint of El Capitan State Beach High Point, but is doesn't take into consideration the land across Highway 1. That is also part of the state beach.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Loss:1150 ft / 350 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.3 mi / 5.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack
    Weather:Hot
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Loss on way in:1150 ft / 350 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route:Ridge from road down to high point
    Start Trailhead:Santa Ynez Road  3450 ft / 1051 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jim Retemeyer
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