Ascent of San Ysidro Mountain-East Peak on 2020-02-02

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:Susie Kara
Matt Bennett
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, February 2, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:San Ysidro Mountain-East Peak
    Elevation:5386 ft / 1641 m

Ascent Trip Report

Our group climbed Goat Benchmark, San Ysidro Mountain-East Peak, Sirens Peak, Kay Benchmark, and Ode Benchmark using a car shuttle, leaving one vehicle at the Anza Borrego State Park Visitor Center in Borrego Springs and then driving up to and starting at the HPS Route 2 trailhead for San Ysidro Mountain. This is the second time that I've done this route, and it's an improvement over the last one. First, the beginning of the route avoids most of the private property in the area and, second, our route between Sirens Peak and Kay Benchmark avoids most, but not all of, the boulders fields on the other route (Matt climbed these peaks back in December, and recalled that his route between the two peaks went really well, so we repeated it). We left the trailhead at 6:45, arrived on Goat at 8:55, arrived on San Ysidro East at 11:50, arrived on Sirens Peak at 1:30, arrived on Kay at 2:50, arrived on Ode at 4:50, and arrived at the visitor center at 5:20, for a 10:35 hour day. Also, the San Ysidro Mountain-East Peak summit register, and apparent high point, is located at a big boulder about 500' east of the dot shown on the topo map. Trip stats and GPS track include ascents of all 5 peaks.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3675 ft / 1119 m
    Total Elevation Loss:7450 ft / 2270 m
    Round-Trip Distance:11.4 mi / 18.3 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3160 ft / 963 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 780 ft / 238 m; Extra: 2380 ft / 725m
    Loss on way in:2380 ft / 725 m
    Distance:6.1 mi / 9.8 km
    Route:See GPS track & trip report
    Start Trailhead:Cherry Canyon-see trip report  4606 ft / 1403 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:5070 ft / 1545 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 4555 ft / 1388 m; Extra: 515 ft / 156m
    Gain on way out:515 ft / 156 m
    Distance:5.3 mi / 8.5 km
    Route:See GPS track & trip report
    End Trailhead:Anza Borrego SP Visitor Center  831 ft / 253 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Greg Gerlach
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