Ascent of Chemehuevi Peak on 2012-11-15

Climber: BMS 914

Others in Party:Collin Kamholz
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, November 15, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Chemehuevi Peak
    Elevation:3694 ft / 1125 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is an easy hike, but the flora in the area are about the least friendly I had ever seen. Cat Claw and countless spiky cacti, are rough. But what really sets it apart is the Teddy Bear Cholla that is everywhere. Do yourself a favor and bring a fro comb and some needle nose pliers to get the stuff unembedded from your hide WHEN it gets attached. We took a scrambling route up that I liked better than the DPS route we took down, just beware of rockfall in that gully. Collin got cholla stuck in his leg.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2066 ft / 629 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2066 ft / 629 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.3 mi / 11.8 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Overcast
Cool and overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2009 ft / 612 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1981 ft / 603 m; Extra: 28 ft / 8m
    Loss on way in:28 ft / 8 m
    Distance:3.4 mi / 5.5 km
    Route:Gully on Southwest face
    Start Trailhead:In desert near Havasu Lk Rd  1713 ft / 522 m
    Time:2 Hours 5 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2038 ft / 621 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1981 ft / 603 m; Extra: 57 ft / 17m
    Gain on way out:57 ft / 17 m
    Distance:3.9 mi / 6.3 km
    Route:North Ridge - DPS Route
    End Trailhead:In desert near Havasu Lk Rd  1713 ft / 522 m
    Time:1 Hours 56 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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