Ascent of Steens Mountain on 2020-07-05

Climber: Eric Noel

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, July 5, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Steens Mountain
    Elevation:9733 ft / 2966 m

Ascent Trip Report

Public. Car could get to the trailhead. I came in via the more northerly of the two loop route roads. See track. After a night at a buggy campsite on the slopes, I drove up. Interesting mountain, it's massive but just a slope and never rises up significantly when viewed from the W. But at the top the E side is impressive cliffs. It's scenic, has an alpine feel to it with trees, snow, ponds, and the impressive E face which I prefer over the desolate desert scenery characteristic of this trip. Final bit to the top is via a gated road walk and then touching several rock piles. Several other people here even in the brief time I was on the mountain and other cars parked at trailhead.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:193 ft / 58 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Trailhead:Roadend  9540 ft / 2907 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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