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Ascent of Arctic Point on 2016-04-21

Climber: Dean Gaudet

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, April 21, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Arctic Point
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:8336 ft / 2540 m

Ascent Trip Report

the roads to either of the HPS route 1 and 2 spots seemed more challenging than i wanted to put my car through (allroad, 8.2" clearance). so i ended up at the route 3 parking spot... however i couldn't find an obvious trail, so i ended up making my own way up the hill. while there are numerous boulders and bushes to avoid, the hill is quite fun to scramble up.

once i was at the top it was easy to spot the HPS route 2 cairns and follow them down... this was like a walk in a park compared to the route i had taken up the hill :)
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:980 ft / 298 m
    Total Elevation Loss:980 ft / 298 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.6 mi / 4.1 km
    Grade/Class:class 2
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:980 ft / 298 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 930 ft / 283 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m
    Loss on way in:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 2 km
    Route:improvised
    Start Trailhead:holcomb pinnacles camp rd.  7406 ft / 2257 m
    Time:1 Hours 12 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:930 ft / 283 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route:HPS route 2
    End Trailhead:7406 ft / 2257 m
    Time:44 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dean Gaudet
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