Ascent of Grizzly Peak on 2005-10-24

Climber: Frederick Johnson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, October 24, 2005
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Grizzly Peak
    Elevation:6257 ft / 1907 m

Ascent Trip Report

From McCloud on CA 89 head south on paved Squaw Valley Rd 13 miles to the Lake McCloud dam. Continue from the dam on unpaved FS 11 for 5.8 miles uphill to FSR 39N06. After several miles in the forest the road breaks out into the open at a 4-way intersection near power transmission lines; at 5.2 miles it crosses the PCT. As the road approaches the summit, the ridge becomes covered mostly by manzanita. At 5.9 miles a spur road leads in 0.2 mile to Grizzly Peak and its L.O., a high point in the immediate area that offers an extensive panorama with Mt. Shasta, not surprisingly, the outstanding scenic wonder. Visibility to the south and east was limited by smoky haze. The southern approach to Grizzly Peak is fairly gentle, the north side drops precipitously. The ground-level L.O. is in rundown condition, but a bed and stove were inside, used perhaps at times of high fire danger. From Grizzly Peak I continued steeply down the northside on FSR 39N06 leaving Shasta-Trinity N.F. to cross heavily logged private land, where criss-crossing logging roads create some confusion, and meeting CA 89 14 miles from the L.O.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike

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