Ascent of South Mountain on 2021-02-21

Climber: Coby King

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, February 21, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:South Mountain
    Elevation:2340 ft / 713 m

Ascent Trip Report

It took me three tries to get South. The first time, I stopped driving and turned around when I reached the avocado grove. The second time I drove to the gate but didn't have time to hike from the gate. Today, I brought my bike, still hoping that the gate would be opened. No luck. With multiple cameras looking down on me and the gate clearly signed, I hemmed and hawed for a few minutes but really pulled out my bike and off I went. It's a hell of a climb, but I had to walk my bike only a couple of times. After tagging the peak farthest from the trailhead, I road back down to a saddle where a old road headed up to South proper. I ditched the bike, climbed up a short steep ridge and walked around the top until I was satisfied I hit the highest point and that there was no benchmark to be found. The ride back down was fast and exhilarating and I got out without incident.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1286 ft / 391 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Gear Used:
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1286 ft / 391 m
    Distance:8.3 mi / 13.3 km
    Start Trailhead:1054 ft / 321 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Coby King
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