Ascent of Rabbit Peak on 2011-03-05

Climber: Mat Kelliher

Others in Party:Tanya Roton
Stella Cheung
Bruce Craig
Winnette Butler
Jim Fleming
Date:Saturday, March 5, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Rabbit Peak
    Elevation:6640 ft / 2023 m

Ascent Trip Report

***Sierra Club Outing***
My provisional I backpack trip with Jim Fleming as evaluator. Three day backpack to Villager and Rabbit Peaks. Dry camp. I carried 12-liters of water for the three day trip.

Day 1: Backpack to spot just below Villager Peak for a total of 6.5 miles with 4,700' gain. Well ducked route extends up center of ridgeline to about 3 miles up, then shifts over to the west side of ridge over rocky, desert terrain. Very windy in camp until about midnight then calm.

Day 2: 8.0 mile round trip with 4,000' gain along cross-country route over rocky, brushy, thorny terrain to Villager (about 0.25 mi from campsite) and Rabbit (about 4.0 miles, 2,500' gain from camp). 2,500' of gain going to the peaks, 1,500' of gain coming back. Calm in the evening at camp until about 23:00, then very windy all night.

Day 3: Pack out. Pleasant temperatures getting warmer as we descended.

Trip totals: 21.0 miles with 8,700' gain. 12-liters of water for myself was just right, my wife carried 8-liters and had just enough.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:8700 ft / 2651 m
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:8700 ft / 2651 m
    Distance:10.5 mi / 16.9 km
    Start Trailhead:-2060 ft / -627 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Villager & Rabbit Peaks (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Villager Peak2011-03-05 a8 ft / 2 m
2Rabbit Peak2011-03-05 b8700 ft / 2652 m
Total Trip Gain: 8708 ft / 2654 m    Total Trip Loss: 8 ft / 2 m

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