Ascent of Calabasas Peak on 2007-02-10

Climber: Kevin Herman

Date:Saturday, February 10, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Calabasas Peak
    Elevation:2163 ft / 659 m

Ascent Trip Report

I originally planned this as a hike into Red Rock Canyon. I started down a trail and hiked for about a half mile before I reached a dead end on private property.

So, I turned and headed back to a road where I saw a sign for Calabasas Peak and decided to head up there. (For those who are interested, it turns out that Calabasas Peak and Red Rock Canyon start out on the same trail and branch off after about a mile.) Took me about an hour and a half to reach the summit and a half hour back down. The trail is really a wide fire road and the grade is not all that steep for most of the way; although, there are a few sections that should give your quads a bit of a workout. There are also some very interesting rock outcroppings along the way that practically beg you to climb out on them. Since I was alone, I restrained myself and enjoyed the view from the safety of the trail.

The last leg of the hike up to the summit moves off of the fireroad and onto a narrow path cutting through some underbrush.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:963 ft / 293 m
    Trailhead:1200 ft / 365 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:0 Days 1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:0 Days 0 Hours 45 Minutes

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