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Ascent of Stewart Point on 2020-12-20

Climber: Kyle Wilson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, December 20, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Stewart Point
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:5266 ft / 1605 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a typical desert hike, going in washes, around washes, getting sharp things in your legs and socks, and dry waterfalls to go around/over. There was parking available for one, maybe two cars at this spot spot. Bushes will scratch the bottom of your car, but it's not rocks so…

High clearance vehicles could probably find more parking off of the shoulder but if you are desperate, a mile down the road has plenty of car accessible parking right here.

I got off track a view times so I don't recommend following my track exactly. I made it, but probably not in the easiest way. There are a few opportunities to climb class 3+ dry waterfalls and I believe they all had bypasses. I didn't mind climbing up some and I tried the alternate routes on the way back.

The last 0.7 miles to the top is over an average 40% grade with loose sharp rocks. I tried to stay on the exposed large rocks going up for stability and going down the somewhat loose scree on the way down. It wasn't very enjoyable in either direction.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2887 ft / 879 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2887 ft / 879 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.7 mi / 10.8 km
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2696 ft / 821 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2484 ft / 758 m; Extra: 212 ft / 64m
    Loss on way in:212 ft / 64 m
    Distance:3.4 mi / 5.5 km
    Start Trailhead:2782 ft / 847 m
    Time:2 Hours 26 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2675 ft / 815 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2484 ft / 758 m; Extra: 191 ft / 58m
    Gain on way out:191 ft / 58 m
    Distance:3.3 mi / 5.4 km
    End Trailhead:2782 ft / 847 m
    Time:1 Hours 46 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Kyle Wilson
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