Ascent of Red Reef on 2022-12-15

Climber: Whiley Hall

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, December 15, 2022
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Red Reef
    Elevation:4240 ft / 1292 m

Ascent Trip Report

I used Stav’s amazing TR, which has a great photo showing two distinct trees at the C3 crux. It’s the same spot where all my gpx squigglies are.
I followed the trail for a short distance until it deposited me into a wash… took the wash until it ended at a fork. Take the right option up a C2+ skinny gully. Keep going the only reasonable way until it seems there are no options left. Here is where there’s a ledge that blends in with the surroundings and can be difficult to spot. It then wraps to the C3 crux which has blocky steps. The bolt above the crux is still good, just need to bring your own rope if desired. However, the C3 crux is really steppy, solid, and short.
After this you’re just kinda meandering through the only places that make sense, you’ll be funneled the right way to reach the steep C2+ slope that will take you to the final summit ridge. It was cairned for me when I was here.

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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1025 ft / 312 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4 ft / 1 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1025 ft / 312 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1021 ft / 311 m; Extra: 4 ft / 1m
    Loss on way in:4 ft / 1 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.1 km
    Start Trailhead:3219 ft / 981 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Whiley Hall
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