Ascent of Ibapah Peak on 2020-10-10

Climber: Ken Johnson

Others in Party:David Johnson
Lane Johnson
Date:Saturday, October 10, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Ibapah Peak
    Elevation:12087 ft / 3684 m

Ascent Trip Report

The road to the trailhead is very rough. High-clearance, 4WD only, or ATV. Trail begins on an old mining road slightly to the south of the parking area, behind two metal posts with a cable connecting them. The trail has many deadfalls you have to go around, over, or under. It disappears in the clearing to the east of the saddle between Ibapah and Red Mountain. Head North here and make your way toward the 11385' sub-peak on the ridge that leads up to Ibapah, generally skirting to the right of any clumps of boulders. As we neared the top of the sub-peak, we traversed to the right and found a good trail that traverses below the East side of the sub-peak and follows the ridge up to the summit of Ibapah. If, lower down, you veer a little more to the right (East) than we did, you'll find this trail earlier.

Descending the climber's trail, it eventually disappears near the bottom of a gully. From here we noticed that we were as close or closer to the trail leading up out of Granite Creek than to the clearing near the saddle, so we shortcut our ascent track and cut more or less straight across country to join the trail, avoiding a slight climb and circuitous route to the same point via the clearing. I suggest taking this same shortcut on the way up.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4600 ft / 1402 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4600 ft / 1402 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.8 mi / 14.2 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Headlamp, Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4600 ft / 1402 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Start Trailhead:7487 ft / 2282 m
    Time:6 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4600 ft / 1402 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 6.9 km
    End Trailhead:7487 ft / 2282 m
    Time:5 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ken Johnson
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