Ascent of Travelers Peak on 2014-01-11

Climber: Brian Browning

Date:Saturday, January 11, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Travelers Peak
    Elevation:2697 ft / 822 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started at Arroyo Salada at the S-22 from the Truckhaven Rocks parking turnout. Followed the wash north and intended to pick up the SW ridge of Travelers Peak, but found the crumbly rock unclimbable at the start of the ridge. I went to Plan B and continued to follow the wash up the canyon to its beginning at the Pyramid-Travelers saddle. Found this route very enjoyable. Found the 60' chute just below the summit to be the crux. Lots of loose rock in the bottom, but the narrow walls had plenty of solid holds for stability. Stellar views await from the summit with a 35 year old summit log.

Added Lute BM on the way back home (El Cajon).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1857 ft / 566 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.6 mi / 10.6 km
    Route:Arroyo Salada Canyon & NW ridge
    Trailhead:Arroyo Salada & S-22  840 ft / 256 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Scramble

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