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Ascent of Reynolds Peak on 2020-10-18

Climber: Alex Ramos

Others in Party:Andy Burow
Hank Zablotney
Date:Sunday, October 18, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Reynolds Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:9680 ft / 2950 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at the Ebbetts Pass trailhead which has a restroom, but closed due to Covid. From the trailhead, hiked out about 4 miles, east side of the peak. Went off trail through shin-high brush before the terrain changes to scree/shale/rock climbing to the base of beautiful spires of rock walls. Went up higher heading to the west side by crossing over from the south, then went around to the north. Found the landing to the final approach to the peak. Getting to this final approach was pretty tricky. Final approach was a fun class 3. Go on a calm day, as the last 10 feet crawl to the summit can be pretty intimidating (narrow, full exposure, 1500' drop on all sides). Note: rocks/scree is unstable. I went with a couple hiking friends. One was hurt badly from fallen rocks, which caused us to be out longer on this hike. Ogul #50!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2042 ft / 622 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2046 ft / 623 m
    Weather:Clear skies; calm winds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2042 ft / 622 m
    Route:PCT
    Start Trailhead:Ebbetts Pass TH  7638 ft / 2328 m
    Time:5 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2046 ft / 623 m
    Route:PCT
    End Trailhead:Ebbetts Pass TH  7634 ft / 2326 m
    Time:3 Hours 



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