Ascent of Little Rock on 2015-01-05

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, January 5, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Little Rock
    Elevation:1740 ft / 530 m

Ascent Trip Report

The second largest formation in the park and adjacent to Enchanted Rock. I attacked it from the ravine and enjoyed the steep smear rock hiking. I looked back and the group of ladies that I assisted get down out of the granite slabs of Enchanted Rock were still slowly working there way through the boulder field above the ravine. They got off trail again and I was shocked to see how far from them I had climbed so quickly. I was able to yell down and point to the route they needed to get all the way down and then off to explore the further formations in the chain.

Each formation as you head Southwest SW gets less exciting but there is more and more solitude. I shared Enchanted Rock with at least 40 people. I saw one person on Little Rock. I never saw anyone else as I headed further SW
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:220 ft / 67 m
    Total Elevation Loss:130 ft / 39 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Grade/Class:1 and 1+
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:220 ft / 67 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:Smear face of granite up east wall
    Start Trailhead:Echo Canyon near bathrooms  1520 ft / 463 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:130 ft / 39 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:SW channel between point 1705
    End Trailhead:lowest portion of channel to south  1610 ft / 490 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Enchanted Rock Traverse-Loop

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Enchanted Rock2015-01-05 a460 ft / 140 m
2Little Rock2015-01-05 b220 ft / 67 m
3Little Rock-Point 17052015-01-05 c95 ft / 29 m
4Little Rock2015-01-05 d80 ft / 24 m
5Enchanted Rock2015-01-05 e265 ft / 81 m
6Turkey Peak2015-01-05 f140 ft / 43 m
7Turkey Peak2015-01-05 g100 ft / 30 m
8Freshman Mountain2015-01-05 h90 ft / 27 m
9Buzzards Roost2015-01-05 i230 ft / 70 m
10Turkey Peak2015-01-05 j330 ft / 101 m
11Enchanted Rock2015-01-05 k350 ft / 107 m
Total Trip Gain: 2360 ft / 719 m    Total Trip Loss: 2360 ft / 720 m

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