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Ascent of Hines Peak on 2016-10-22

Climber: Marcus Sierra

Date:Saturday, October 22, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Hines Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:6716 ft / 2047 m

Ascent Trip Report

Group hike, see Andrew Kirmse's TR for the GPS track. This is a nice hike, although largely exposed to the sun so be sure to plan accordingly. The hike is pleasant enough, leading up to much hyped knife edge section which turned out to be not much of a concern after all. A use trail goes below for the first half of this section, then if you just be sure to watch your foot placement on the knife edge it's hard to call this more than easy class 2. Yeah there is exposure if you fall but there are no tricky moves to make. Going up the very steep slope was much harder, the rock was loose and we tired quickly. Then there is a false summit to add another punch to the gut. On descent we didn't have the trouble we thought we might, and the knife edge was easily traversed.
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