Ascent of Rose Peak on 2009-03-14

Climber: Tim Berger

Others in Party:Dave Sendek
Date:Saturday, March 14, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Rose Peak
    Elevation:3817 ft / 1163 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked with Dave Sendek on cool March Saturday; started at 0828, ended at 1514. Made good time. Saw gray fox and Western Bluebird. Peak socked in by fog, temp. likely in the 30s, and 15 to 20 mph wind. Encountered Boy Scout troop on way to Stewart Camp, one other summit hiker, and two summitting trail runners who started from same trail head, but ran McCorkle route.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4356 ft / 1327 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4356 ft / 1326 m
    Round-Trip Distance:21.5 mi / 34.6 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds
cool, overcast, low ceiling
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3558 ft / 1084 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3427 ft / 1045 m; Extra: 131 ft / 39m
    Loss on way in:131 ft / 39 m
    Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Route:Ohlone Camp rd to Backpacker Rd
    Start Trailhead:south Sunol parking lot  390 ft / 118 m
    Time:3 Hours 27 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4225 ft / 1287 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 3427 ft / 1045 m; Extra: 798 ft / 243m
    Gain on way out:798 ft / 243 m
    Distance:11.5 mi / 18.5 km
    End Trailhead:south Sunol parking lot  390 ft / 118 m
    Time:3 Hours 31 Minutes

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