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Ascent of Jameson Peaks South on 2013-01-29

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Jameson Peaks South
    Location:USA-Texas
    Elevation:1670 ft / 509 m

Ascent Trip Report

A cross country/tracks/bushwack northbound from CR495 ..... 2 miles, 1 hour RT for both summits.

At the town of Desdemona, intersection hwy #16/FM8 (west of Stephenville) we zeroed our odo.
0.00M ... in Desdemona, drove north on 16.
1.74M ... turned right (east) on CR553.
2.55M ... turned left on Tudor Road (unsigned)
2.92M ... at Howard Cemetery we turned right (east) on CR495.
5.00M ... arrived at a gated entrance on the left to 2 Communication Towers, on the southeast slopes of Jameson Peaks South. This was my TH for both Peaks .... a fence line heads north over Jameson Peaks South on the way to Jameson Peaks North.

I crawled under the fence to the east side and walked/climbed north along the fence line about .2 miles to JAMESON PEAKS SOUTH. Mostly open grass with little bushwacking on a sandy/rocky/rough surface. I went around (right) an unoccupied house trailer, Communication Towers to my right. The high ground of the partly wooded summit is not obvious, I chose my spot at GPS 32.30354,-98.49479, 4 yards west of the fence line in dense brush. This summit is not in the PB library, so I added it as a provisional peak. Views are available from different vantage points.

I continued north on the fence line (on paths and farm tracks)for .6 miles to the east side slopes of JAMESON PEAKS NORTH, then turned left (west) and climbed/bushwacked moderately steep 150 yards to the wooded obvious summit, no views. I had to hop over 2 fence gates on the way.
I picked my HP spot in heavy brush GPS 32.31186,-98.49529.

"WE MADE TOO MANY WRONG MISTAKES." ..... Berraism.


Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:111 ft / 33 m
    Total Elevation Loss:111 ft / 33 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:111 ft / 33 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:xcountry nb from 495 to both peaks
    Start Trailhead:CR495  1559 ft / 475 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:111 ft / 33 m
    Route:xcountry nb from 495 to both peaks
    End Trailhead:CR495  1559 ft / 475 m
Ascent Part of Trip: jameson

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Jameson Peaks South2013-01-29 a111 ft / 34 m
2Jameson Peaks North2013-01-29 b153 ft / 47 m
Total Trip Gain: 264 ft / 81 m    Total Trip Loss: 264 ft / 81 m



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