Ascent of Ironside Mountain on 2016-06-12

Climber: Paul McClellan

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, June 12, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Ironside Mountain
    Elevation:7811 ft / 2380 m

Ascent Trip Report

I followed Edward Earl's 2010-07-11 driving directions, but drove on higher, past a junction requiring a sharp left (right is posted No Trespassing) and up to the 6950' saddle. The last part of the drive to the saddle was steep and a little loose, and required 4WD.

From the saddle I climbed towards the summit starting just left of the ridge line, where I found a boot track and could avoid most of the brush and downed timber. Eventually I traversed right following a boot track as the slope steepened in talus.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:854 ft / 260 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.5 mi / 2.3 km
    Route:NE Ridge
    Trailhead:Saddle  6957 ft / 2120 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Paul McClellan
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