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Ascent of Cole Point on 2009-05-24

Climber: Ken Curtis

Others in Party:Chris Curtis
Date:Sunday, May 24, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cole Point
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:5604 ft / 1708 m

Ascent Trip Report

Chris and I followed Route 3 (West Ridge direct) as defined by the Sierra Club Hundred Peaks web page.

The scramble from the car to the 4,320 saddle is very undefined, and unfortunately the trail to the summit is not much better. Best advise I can provide is to stay with the ridgeline. The trail will be clear in some places and undefined in others, again stay on the ridge and you'll be fine.

The summit registry is in a tin can buried in a medium sized rock pile. The USGS summit marker is located roughly 60 feet North of the registry rock pile on the East Facing SIDE of a rock that is only about two foot square (It looks like someone had tampered with the rock and marker).

Started Hiking: 3:24 pm
On Summit: 4:27 pm
Left Summit: 4:43 pm
Back to Car: 5:28 pm
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1424 ft / 434 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Sierra Club - Route 3 (West Ridge)
    Trailhead:Angeles Forest Hwy, Mile Marker 7.1  4180 ft / 1274 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 3 Minutes



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