Ascent of Monrovia Peak on 2008-12-28

Climber: Srikant Jayaraman

Date:Sunday, December 28, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Monrovia Peak
    Elevation:5409 ft / 1648 m

Ascent Trip Report

We reached the peak about 4:30 in the afternoon, shortly before sunset. After digging out the register buried under a foot of snow and taking some photographs, we made a hasty descent of the north side of the peak to the Rincon Rd. This was sketchy, postholing through knee deep snow on the way down... where was the road?? We stumbled out of the trees onto the road just as dusk began to settle in. We whipped out the headlamps, and then it was a long, cold three hour hike back through Monrovia Canyon Park to the car.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:218 ft / 66 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4389 ft / 1337 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10.9 mi / 17.5 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:218 ft / 66 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 118 ft / 36 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1 km
    Start Trailhead:Rankin Peak  5291 ft / 1612 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4289 ft / 1307 m
    Distance:10.3 mi / 16.5 km
    Route:Rincon Road/Sawpit Road
    End Trailhead:Ridgeside Dr, Monrovia, Calif  1120 ft / 341 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Monrovia

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Clamshell Peak2008-12-283240 ft / 988 m
2Rankin Peak2008-12-28931 ft / 284 m
3Monrovia Peak2008-12-28218 ft / 66 m
Total Trip Gain: 4389 ft / 1338 m    Total Trip Loss: 4389 ft / 1338 m

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