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Ascent of Bolivar Lookout on 2006-07-18

Climber: Frederick Johnson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Bolivar Lookout
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:6880 ft / 2097 m

Ascent Trip Report

The 6.5-mile drive to the Bolivar L.O. starts at the Callahan store on South Fork Rd and climbs, steeply in places, 3,700' to the L.O., which can be spotted from various places in Scott Valley. At 0.6 mile there is a Bolivar L.O. sign, and at 1.0 mile the road-FSR 40N16- turns left uphill and climbs to a junction at 3.6 miles, where FSR 40N02 goes right to the L.O. After passing through an open gate (about 2.1 miles on FSR 40N02) the road becomes rockier, steeper, and rougher in its final approach to the L.O. Bob Claypole was the staffer on duty;he noted that he didn't get many visitors. The original L.O. was positioned 1,000' or so higher up the mountain on Craggy Peak, accessible only by trail. Built in 1915 it was abandoned and replaced on the present site in 1925. The second L.O. was savaged by weather in 1958 and rebuilt in 1962. The views steeply down to Callahan and north over Etna and the Scott Valley are sweeping.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:Drive-up
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Weather:Good
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Drive-up
Descent Statistics



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