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Ascent of Sky Rock on 2020-05-09

Climber: PJ Anderer

Date:Saturday, May 9, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Sky Rock
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:4067 ft / 1239 m

Ascent Trip Report

Headed over from red rock and all that. Took the wrong route down from the north and wound up on the far side of a gnarly drainage from the way up he rock. Crossed and started up the easy part on the right. Lots of poison oak here too. At the next section there were two obvious choices and I took the right one, which was wrong. For me at least. Back down and took the left one past a large white-crusted boulder. Still not an easy way up from that side but I worked up a semi chimney part. Stopped halfway to rest and regain composure. And then the top. Found a vey makeshift register in a jerkey bag and left my mark. Took a slightly different round down that might have been easier.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:767 ft / 232 m
    Total Elevation Loss:817 ft / 248 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Rock Climb
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:367 ft / 111 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 117 ft / 36 m; Extra: 250 ft / 76m
    Loss on way in:250 ft / 76 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Northside scramble/climb
    Start Trailhead:Forest road  3950 ft / 1203 m
    Time:40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:567 ft / 172 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 167 ft / 51 m; Extra: 400 ft / 121m
    Gain on way out:400 ft / 121 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Northside scramble/climb
    End Trailhead:Forest road  3900 ft / 1188 m
    Time:20 Minutes



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