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Ascent of Pilot Peak on 2020-07-04

Climber: Kir Pridatko

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, July 4, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Pilot Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:6006 ft / 1830 m

Ascent Trip Report

I had no plans of climbing this peak, but couldn't pass on that one after seeing it from the highway. I've parked on the curb, walked the 4WD road and approached this peak from the north. I wasn't aware of the road leading to the summit so did a very steep climb through the woods on its northern side. No bushwhack, but this pine-cone covered slope was nasty, I tried to stay on the talus as much as possible.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1000 ft / 304 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1000 ft / 304 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:North slope
    Start Trailhead:5006 ft / 1525 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km



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