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Ascent of San Ysidro Mountain-East Peak on 2017-01-16

Climber: Greg Gerlach

Others in Party:Keith Christensen
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, January 16, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:San Ysidro Mountain-East Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:5386 ft / 1641 m

Ascent Trip Report

Keith and I climbed Goat Benchmark, Lookout Knob, San Ysidro Mountain-East Peak, The Sirens, Kay Benchmark, and Ode Benchmark using a car shuttle, leaving one vehicle at the Anza Borrego State Park Visitor Center in Borrego Springs and then driving up to and starting at the HPS Route 2 trailhead for San Ysidro Mountain. This route starts at about 4,600' in elevation and ends at about 830' in elevation. The hiking is pretty easy except for the section located between Siren Peak and about 500' in elevation below Kay Benchmark. The GPS said that Keith and I ascended about 3,415' and descended about 7,190'; also, the route took us about 10.5 hours. Further, trip stats include ascents of all 6 peaks.

The San Ysidro Mountain-East Peak summit register, and apparent high point, is located at a big boulder about 500' east of the high point shown on the Peakbagger.com topo map, although Keith and I also climbed another boulder located west of the summit register that appears to be almost as high.

Driving directions to the HPS Route 2 trailhead for San Ysidro Peak: From Highway S22 in the town of Ranchita, turn north on Lease Road and drive 1.5 miles up the road, then turn right on the un-named road just past Jack Ass Road and drive about 0.5 miles until you reach a BLM road sign, then drive up the BLM road and park at a convenient turnout.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3415 ft / 1039 m
    Total Elevation Loss:7190 ft / 2191 m
    Round-Trip Distance:11.3 mi / 18.2 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2900 ft / 883 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 780 ft / 238 m; Extra: 2120 ft / 646m
    Loss on way in:2120 ft / 646 m
    Distance:6.3 mi / 10.1 km
    Route:See GPS track & trip report
    Start Trailhead:Cherry Canyon-see trip report   4606 ft / 1403 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:5070 ft / 1545 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 4555 ft / 1388 m; Extra: 515 ft / 156m
    Gain on way out:515 ft / 156 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Route:See GPS track & trip report
    End Trailhead:Anza Borrego SP Visitor Center  831 ft / 253 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Greg Gerlach
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Note: GPS Tracks may not be accurate, and may not show the best route. Do not follow this route blindly. Conditions change frequently. Use of a GPS unit in the outdoors, even with a pre-loaded track, is no substitute for experience and good judgment. Peakbagger.com accepts NO responsibility or liability from use of this data.

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