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Ascent of Pico Blanco on 2015-02-20

Climber: Marcus Sierra

Date:Friday, February 20, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pico Blanco
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:3709 ft / 1130 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Bottchers Gap, found the trail to be in pretty good shape until the use trail heads off from point 2194. From here it is a bit iffy until emerging from the dense vegetation. Fun class 2 rock on the summit ridge, looks more difficult than it actually is. Register on top has nothing to write with. 3 hours to the top, 3.5 hours down, as a few wrong turns on the cross country descent led to having to regain an extra 400 feet to avoid thick brush choked with poison oak. Started at 1:15 PM so finished in the dark at 8 PM. Overall a very fun day, worth repeating again someday. http://goo.gl/scbN0s
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