Ascent of Loma Prieta on 2021-05-14

Climber: Edward Rice

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, May 14, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Loma Prieta
    Elevation:3786 ft / 1153 m

Ascent Trip Report

I parked at the intersection of Alamitos Rd. and Hicks Rd and then walked down to the creek that empties into the reservoir. It was pretty low, so I was able to hop across, unlike a couple months ago when I came here to scout this route up. From there, I climbed up to an old road cut, followed it for a while, and eventually left it to work my way up to the ridge with a combination of bushwhacking and following old fire breaks. Once I gained the ridge, it was smooth sailing the rest of the way, with a surprisingly good use trail all the way to a dirt road at around 3000 feet. The dirt road went past Mt. Chual and Crystal Peak and eventually to an intersection with a road to the top of Loma Prieta.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4495 ft / 1369 m
    Extra Gain:662 ft / 201 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10.6 mi / 17.1 km
    Trailhead:Alamitos Rd x Hicks Rd  615 ft / 187 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Stream Ford
Ascent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 6 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 50 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Loma Prieta

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Chual2021-05-14 
2Crystal Peak2021-05-14 
3Loma Prieta2021-05-144495 ft / 1370 m
Total Trip Gain: 4495 ft / 1370 m    Total Trip Loss: 4495 ft / 1370 m

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