Ascent of South Mountain on 2021-02-21
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, February 21, 2021|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||2340 ft / 713 m|
Ascent Trip ReportIt 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:||Bicycle|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||1286 ft / 391 m|
| Distance:||8.3 mi / 13.3 km|
| Start Trailhead:||1054 ft / 321 m|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Coby King
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