Ascent of Whipple Mountains High Point on 2011-01-29

Climber: Dan Baxter

Others in Party:13 members of the Sierra Club DPS (Desert Peaks section)
Date:Saturday, January 29, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Whipple Mountains High Point
    Elevation:4130 ft / 1258 m

Ascent Trip Report

Saturday, the first of 7 attempted peaks of which 6 I summited in a week in the far SE corner of California. All were on the DPS list, and more importantly all have two thousand feet of prominence. The two Saturday peaks were with the DPS group. Weekday peaks were solo.

We got a little lost on the very end of the return, forcing a somewhat circuitous route back to the vehicles.

This DPS trip was led by Dave Perkins, and co-lead by his wife Ann Perkins.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2850 ft / 867 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2850 ft / 868 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2650 ft / 807 m
    Route:DPS Route B
    Start Trailhead:War Eagle No 1 Mine  1480 ft / 451 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2850 ft / 868 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2650 ft / 807 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m
    Gain on way out:200 ft / 60 m
    Route:DPS Route B
    End Trailhead:War Eagle No 1 Mine  1480 ft / 451 m

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