Ascent of Sugg Peak on 2014-08-22

Climber: Jim Wick

Others in Party:Larry Edmonds -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, August 22, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Sugg Peak
    Elevation:5243 ft / 1598 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was the second peak of the day. See Sugg West trip report for the initial approach. This report starts at a fire road junction at N32.88397 W116.54448. There is a metal post with triangle R48 where we started South. We knew roughly where we wanted to be to start the bushwacking up to Sugg Peak (from our previous vantage point on Sugg West). There isn't really a clear and/or best turn point. Ours was at N32.88323 W116.54404. Basically we were weaving our way with the path of least resistance. Very shortly there is barbed wire fence to navigate past. As you are ascending, you generally want to veer/keep to the right (south). Towards the top of the bump you are ascending there are better use trails. Once you reach the saddle between the bump and the high point, you will notice ducks to the top. We reached the top (marked with a rusty post). We found the register at the base of the rock(s). Weather had likely moved it from its normal rock perch at the benchmark. We replaced the damaged ziplock bag and signed the register. There were lots of large (monarch?) butterflies. Got some great closeup photos. We headed down the same way we came up. At the fire road junction, we continued north (down). Evenutally the trail/old fire road turns more East and heads away from our intended path. At about N32.88695 W116.54567 we started (left) going XC using the nearest high point as the next navigation point; passing back thru a barbed wire fence. Once on our next high point, we continued XC towards Oakzanita peak. We even passed a big game camera along the way to the Upper Descanso Trail junction with Oakzanita Trail. See Oakzanita trip report.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:479 ft / 145 m
    Total Elevation Loss:703 ft / 214 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:349 ft / 106 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 217 ft / 67 m; Extra: 132 ft / 40m
    Loss on way in:132 ft / 40 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Start Trailhead:N32.88395 W116.54449  5026 ft / 1531 m
    Time:17 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:571 ft / 174 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 441 ft / 135 m; Extra: 130 ft / 39m
    Gain on way out:130 ft / 39 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    End Trailhead:N32.89068 W116.55750  4802 ft / 1463 m
    Time:51 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Sugg Sugg Oakzanita 2014

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Sugg West2014-08-221299 ft / 396 m
2Sugg Peak2014-08-22479 ft / 146 m
3Oakzanita Peak2014-08-22332 ft / 101 m
Total Trip Gain: 2110 ft / 643 m    Total Trip Loss: 2110 ft / 643 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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