Ascent of Blue Angels Peak on 2013-03-16

Climber: BMS 914

Others in Party:Collin Kamholz
BLMhikergirl Pipps
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, March 16, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Blue Angels Peak
    Elevation:4548 ft / 1386 m

Ascent Trip Report

We drove up the road toward the peak as far as we could go in Jodie's late model Chevrolet Malibu, then parked at a turnout - we could have gone even further had we wanted. An easy hike to the peak followed, the hardest part of which was figuring out where the true summit was. We hit both to be sure. This was mostly Class 1/2 with just a few light Class 3 moves mixed in that could be avoided I suspect. Afterward, we went and explored the international border with Mexico (just a few yards away), which consists of a barb wire fence with three of the five strands cut. After taking it all in, we headed back down the trail to the jeep road as the day was getting warm and we still had Sombrero Peak on the schedule.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1340 ft / 407 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1340 ft / 408 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.4 mi / 7.1 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Clear and warm
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1071 ft / 326 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 910 ft / 278 m; Extra: 161 ft / 49m
    Loss on way in:161 ft / 49 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Dirt Road/trail & West Flank
    Start Trailhead:Turnout on dirt road  3638 ft / 1108 m
    Time:54 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1179 ft / 359 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 910 ft / 278 m; Extra: 269 ft / 81m
    Gain on way out:269 ft / 81 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Route:Dirt Road/trail & West Flank
    End Trailhead:Turnout on dirt road  3638 ft / 1108 m
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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