Ascent of Blue Angels Peak on 2015-12-29

Climber: Dean Gaudet

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Blue Angels Peak
    Elevation:4548 ft / 1386 m

Ascent Trip Report

i drove in as far as i could, which wasn't very far... but it did chop off a few miles. the road needs a real 4wd high-clearance with good tires, not my "allroad" (8.2" AWD).

during my ascent i wandered around a lot and picked up whip benchmark, and then tried many approaches but shied away from most (due to ice or my skills). i'm not including the original ascent track here because it's not very useful: the line i found which worked was based on Michael Sullivan's trip report. i basically took the same path on descent so the track i'm including is a reverse of my descent. it was class 2 with essentially no class 3 other than the final summit block: and for that you should be able to find a way up which leaves it as an easy 3.

views were great!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:634 ft / 193 m
    Total Elevation Loss:405 ft / 123 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:634 ft / 193 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 229 ft / 70 m; Extra: 405 ft / 123m
    Loss on way in:405 ft / 123 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Start Trailhead:whip benchmark  4319 ft / 1316 m
    Time:1 Hours 21 Minutes
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: whip blue bm231

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Whip Benchmark2015-12-29 a798 ft / 243 m
2Blue Angels Peak2015-12-29 b634 ft / 193 m
3Boundary Monument 2312015-12-29 c289 ft / 88 m
Total Trip Gain: 1721 ft / 524 m    Total Trip Loss: 1512 ft / 461 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dean Gaudet
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