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Ascent of Sky Rock on 2016-05-27

Climber: Dean Gaudet

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, May 27, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Sky Rock
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:4067 ft / 1239 m

Ascent Trip Report

i arrived in upper lake at 6pm and thought maybe i'd have time to go bag sky rock and high glade lookout. the drive up was pretty straightforward (gmaps might try to take you through a locked gate / no trespassing, but if you follow the summitpost directions and/or start gmaps from somewhere around the ranger station you'll get there no problem).

i spent 40 minutes bushwhacking downhill, 40 minutes on the rock climb and break up top, and another 30 minutes bushwhacking back uphill to my car. later i'd discover 5 ticks i picked up along the way. the bushwhack was unpleasant. there is a bit of a trail but it's easy to lose: someone must have brought a saw or something down there a few years ago and created a bit of a path.

the climb was fun though: class 3 with reasonable holds.

unfortunately it took much longer than anticipated and it was too late in the day to head up to high glade lookout. i barely made it down the hill just in time to grab food before 9pm closing time (blue wing saloon).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:717 ft / 218 m
    Extra Gain:300 ft / 91 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Trailhead:4184 ft / 1275 m
    Grade/Class:class 3
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 48 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dean Gaudet
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