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Ascent of Firebreak Peak on 2019-09-13

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, September 13, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Firebreak Peak
    Location:USA-Oregon
    Elevation:3534 ft / 1077 m

Ascent Trip Report

The roads out in this national forest are currently in excellent condition. I followed both the google maps suggestions that took me over dashed lined roads and the tracks from other peakbaggers who showed their car track and they were all fine for a passenger car although in places I am glad my rental was a high clearance Durango SUV - but there is also excellent signage in the national forest. Now without a gps, map, or route you can get turned around and lost in there but the roads are not an issue. The final stretch to the saddle of this peak was getting steep and narrow and I did not want to risk with a rental vehicle but I would have made it with no issue. Parking a bit lower and starting where I did allowed for some vertical hiking which I prefer.

Just beyond the saddle there is a black diamond sign track for off road vehicles and a track that goes up the spine ridge of the peak and it is real tough route for motorcycles and the like. It was very steep for a hiker at the beginning with some rock class 2 but really no views at the top

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:499 ft / 152 m
    Total Elevation Loss:10 ft / 3 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Grade/Class:2
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:499 ft / 152 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 489 ft / 149 m; Extra: 10 ft / 3m
    Loss on way in:10 ft / 3 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Route:see GPS track
    Start Trailhead:side of gravel road see GPS track  3045 ft / 928 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:see GPS track
    End Trailhead:saddle between peaks  
Ascent Part of Trip: Portland-4

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1South Saddle Mountain-West Peak2019-09-13 a220 ft / 67 m
2South Saddle Mountain2019-09-13 b234 ft / 71 m
3Firebreak Peak2019-09-13 c499 ft / 152 m
4Firebreak East Peak2019-09-13 d226 ft / 69 m
Total Trip Gain: 1179 ft / 359 m    Total Trip Loss: 456 ft / 139 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by William Musser
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