Ascent of King Lear Peak on 2015-10-24

Climber: Eric Kassan

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, October 24, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:King Lear Peak
    Elevation:8923 ft / 2719 m

Ascent Trip Report

The drive to the trailhead was somewhat challenging- the first half mile or so had numerous muddy sections, and then the higher stretches of road had some challenging trenches in the road, and some rocky sections.

The route was fairly straightforward on decent terrain. The very top was made a little more challenging by melting snow turning the dirt to mud. While I "checked the box" to indicate scrambling, it should be noted that there was only about 6 vertical feet (1-2 moves) of scrambling on an otherwise mostly class 1 with a bit of class 2 hike. There were spectacular views from the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3423 ft / 1043 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3423 ft / 1043 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.6 mi / 9 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3423 ft / 1043 m
    Distance:2.9 mi / 4.7 km
    Route:Big Cedar Creek
    Start Trailhead:Trailhead  5500 ft / 1676 m
    Time:3 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3423 ft / 1043 m
    Distance:2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    Route:Big Cedar Creek
    End Trailhead:Trailhead  5500 ft / 1676 m
    Time:2 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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