Ascent of Old Tom Mountain on 2011-08-25

Climber: Ken Jones

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, August 25, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Old Tom Mountain
    Elevation:8733 ft / 2661 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drove Scout Mountain road to the saddle between Scout and Old Tom, then southerly on the mapped jeep road (probably further than I should have for safety reasons). The walk to the summit was on an ATV track to almost the top of peak 8630, then class 2 to the top.

My GPS track is (mostly) based on my upward route. I went over the subsummits on the way down, as the chance of lightning had passed and it seemed easier than the sidehill traverses I used on the way up.

I tried to drive to the top of Scout on my way out, but it's gated about 250 vertical feet below the top. That section of the road is also much rougher than the section up to the saddle.

Note: The Scout Mountain Road is seasonally locked down low (about 6200') until it has dried out enough for traffic. For example, it did not open until early July in 2011.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:948 ft / 288 m
    Total Elevation Loss:948 ft / 288 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:773 ft / 235 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 673 ft / 205 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Route:N Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Saddle on jeep/ATV road  8060 ft / 2456 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:848 ft / 258 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 673 ft / 205 m; Extra: 175 ft / 53m
    Gain on way out:175 ft / 53 m
    Route:N Ridge
    End Trailhead:Saddle on jeep/ATV road  8060 ft / 2456 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ken Jones
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