Ascent of Peak 3513 on 2020-02-15
|Date:||Saturday, February 15, 2020|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||3513 ft / 1070 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis went surprisingly well. No access issues, parked close, easy slopes, open terrain, no loose crud or unnecessary cliffs. Parked in a pull-out north of second cattle grate (about a half-mile beyond MP-6). Then walked up the closest slope to the ridge, then up and over Peak 3322 and up to the main summit.
On the ascent I scared up 4 javelina. In one case I was within 20 feet of a big one. I heard snorting and grunting and then saw him in the brush ahead of me. They have bad eyesight and don't always run. Fortunately, this guy did.
Going down, I dropped north off the slope below Peak 3322, then worked up and down a series of gullies and ridges to get back to my car. The land is open and easy to navigate. On the descent, I got into the only scrambling of the day, about 30 vertical feet of heaped rock.
Full trip report
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1553 ft / 472 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||1553 ft / 472 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||3.7 mi / 6 km|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Gain on way in:||1453 ft / 442 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 1313 ft / 400 m; Extra: 140 ft / 42m|
| Loss on way in:||140 ft / 42 m|
| Distance:||1.7 mi / 2.8 km|
| Route:||East Ridge via Peak 3322|
| Start Trailhead:||Santa Maria Road 2200 ft / 670 m|
| Loss on way out:||1413 ft / 430 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 1313 ft / 400 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m|
| Gain on way out:||100 ft / 30 m|
| Distance:||2 mi / 3.2 km|
| Route:||North slopes and gullies|
| End Trailhead:||Santa Maria Road 2200 ft / 670 m|
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