Ascent of Diamond Head on 2015-08-07

Climber: Max Rees

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, August 7, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Diamond Head
    Elevation:761 ft / 231 m

Ascent Trip Report

Starting from the Ruger Trail and Diamond Head Road its about a 1.5 miles to the top. Water fountains and bathrooms just after you pay to enter. Then follow the massive herd of people to the top. To maximize the sightseeing, once you come out of the tunnel go to the right, directly up about 50 stairs; this takes you to the bunker and then to the peak. The website claims 2000 visitors a day and I believe it, if you're looking to get a workout out of this peak you'll have to contend with many tourists meandering to the top. Its a great view and I'm glad I went but probably wont go back.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:604 ft / 184 m
    Total Elevation Loss:604 ft / 184 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3 mi / 4.9 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Very Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:604 ft / 184 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Route:Paved Trail
    Start Trailhead:Ruger Trail  157 ft / 47 m
    Time:44 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:604 ft / 184 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route:Paved Trail
    End Trailhead:Ruger Trail  157 ft / 47 m
    Time:41 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Max Rees
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