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Ascent of Bluff Knoll on 2013-12-08

Climber: George McManus

Date:Sunday, December 8, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Bluff Knoll
    Location:Australia-Western Australia
    Elevation:3593 ft / 1095 m

Ascent Trip Report

Climbed Bluff Knoll, starting at the carpark. The first part of the trail slowly climbs along a gorge, before turning sharply right and following the side of the mountain. The track then steeply ascends through a gap in the cliff face, giving great views of the surrounding Stirling Ranges. Eventually I reached the plateau at the top, where an easy walk around the back of the peak led to the very top at the edge of the cliff face, giving more great views. After 20 minutes or so at the top, the whole mountain became covered in cloud before rain started to fall, and after this I began to descent.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2084 ft / 635 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.9 mi / 6.2 km
    Trailhead:Bluff Knoll Car Park  1509 ft / 459 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Raining, Pleasant, Breezy, Low Clouds
Clear apart from a short time at the summit
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes



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