Ascent of Pinto Mountain on 2020-03-08

Climber: Marcus Lostracco

Date:Sunday, March 8, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pinto Mountain
    Elevation:3983 ft / 1214 m

Ascent Trip Report

Fun peak with great views. Lots of lizards out! Took the ascent up the wash - not much vegetation growth obstruction but fairly steep towards the end. Took a nice long break on the summit. Loved the descent route down the front side - if I were to do it again I would do an out and back on this route. It's a pretty clear trail with cairns most of the way. Dramatic changing colors of the dirt and rocks. Loving the lower desert of Joshua Tree! Peak season for the national park but not a soul in sight!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2702 ft / 823 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2702 ft / 823 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10.5 mi / 16.9 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Great day in the desert
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2452 ft / 747 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2202 ft / 672 m; Extra: 250 ft / 76m
    Loss on way in:250 ft / 76 m
    Distance:5.5 mi / 8.9 km
    Route:DPS Route
    Start Trailhead:1781 ft / 542 m
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2452 ft / 747 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2202 ft / 672 m; Extra: 250 ft / 76m
    Gain on way out:250 ft / 76 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Route:DPS Route B
    End Trailhead:1781 ft / 542 m
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Marcus Lostracco
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