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Ascent of Red Peak on 2010-08-21

Climber: Tim Berger

Others in Party:Dave Sendek
Date:Saturday, August 21, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Red Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:9307 ft / 2836 m

Ascent Trip Report

Accessed from Van Vleck TH, Red Peak trail to Lake #3, then climbed west buttress to summit ridge, north to summit. 70 minutes from Lake #3. Descended NNE from summit along ridge line, stayed right through scrub forest, maintaining ridge top to first peaklet north of Silver peak, contoured to right (east) around base of ridge to east base of Silver Peak.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2850 ft / 868 m
    Total Elevation Loss:670 ft / 204 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.1 mi / 11.4 km
    Grade/Class:Class III
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
49 to 55 degrees, changing
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2850 ft / 868 m
    Distance:6.8 mi / 10.9 km
    Route:Red Pk trail
    Start Trailhead:Van Vleck TH  6457 ft / 1968 m
    Time:1 Hours 10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:670 ft / 204 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:N ridge
    End Trailhead:col with Silver Peak  8637 ft / 2632 m
    Time:30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: N Crystal Range Traverse (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Red Peak2010-08-212850 ft / 869 m
2Silver Peak2010-08-21230 ft / 70 m
3McConnell Peak2010-08-21439 ft / 134 m
4Tells Peak2010-08-21252 ft / 77 m
Total Trip Gain: 3771 ft / 1150 m    Total Trip Loss: 3731 ft / 1137 m



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