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Ascent of Peak 9115 on 2016-06-03

Climber: Bob McLaughlin

Date:Friday, June 3, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Peak 9115
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:9115 ft / 2778 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started hiking in considerable snow cover. Tried to find the trail shown on the map but it was largely nonexistent. After reaching the east ridge of Woodchuck Basin, took a quick detour south to peak 8512. A very short class 3 section leads to the flat top of the mesa. From there, hiked the ridge northeast to "Wheeler Peak." Found the benchmark shown on the topo map but unfortunately it had been defaced.

Continued on to peak 9115, the high point of the trip, literally and figuratively. Had to solve several fun problems while traversing the volcanic outcropping to the high point on its northern end. The crux was crossing about 20 feet of hard snow in the shadow of the outcropping. A short section of class 3 rock led to the summit.

After working my way off of 9115, traversed the ridge west to Mt. Reba, stopping at the higher point named on the map as "Reba benchmark." Searched high and low but could find no benchmark. Possibly it is buried under a pile of rocks on the summit. Didn't find a register here or on any of the other day's peaks.

11 miles. 2,500 feet gain. 7h15
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:3
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Breezy
Ascent Statistics
    Start Trailhead:Woodchuck Basin TH  
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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