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