Ascent of Mount Warren on 2016-07-17

Climber: Connor McEntee

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, July 17, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Warren
    Elevation:12327 ft / 3757 m

Ascent Trip Report

Based on advice from previous trip reports, I chose to climb Mount Warren from the east. It appears that there are two dirt roads that head up to the Boy Scout Log Cabin Camp. I took the more heavily traveled western road. There is one section that may be quite difficult without clearance. A sand pit is forming in front a big rock in the middle of the road, which is also climbing steadily.

A previous trip report indicated that the Boy Scout camp is abandoned. It is not. The road that runs through it is well marked as a forest service road, so there is clearly a public easement. I decided to park at the junction before the camp so as not to disturb anyone early in the morning.

Based on previous trip reports and tracks, I followed the road until I had moved close enough to head off cross country toward the peak. Eric Kassan strongly recommended his descent route, and I stuck pretty close to that on the way up. I understand why he recommended it, but I personally have the opposite opinion a would prefer to ascend the talus than navigate a maze of trees. The more southernly part of the slope heading up toward Warren and passing Lee Vining Peak has large talus washes filled with microwave to washing machine sized talus. The further north you go this slope has you winding through trees and ascending rocky terrain. For the last couple hundred vertical feet near the tree line, the trees are stunted and there are a maze of stands though which I had to zig back and forth. Part of my preference could be due to age. Boulder hopping here was direct, and the trees were more annoying.

Very windy on top. Also saw enormous dog sized jack rabbits.
Summary Total Data
    Route:East slope
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Connor McEntee
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