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Ascent of Little Rock-Point 1705 on 2017-02-07

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Little Rock-Point 1705
    Location:USA-Texas
    Elevation:1705 ft / 519 m

Ascent Trip Report

Instead of hiking to Enchanted Rock and then hiking the ridges back south like normal, I started on the loop trail south and then headed up a nice formation of class 3 and enjoyed route finding and skipped right past Enchanted Rock and Little Rock to this far less hiked sub peak as my first stop. Then I headed down the slabs to a very cool outcropping of three distinct pinnacles. I was able to get on the top of the first but the others had class 4 and 5 and I could not find a path up them. I re-climbed up the slabs of this subpeak but headed down again and over some interesting terrain seeing an interesting peak in the distance. I was hoping it was not the one on the far south side that has the electric fence and warning signs but I was wrong and now I was on the far side of the park. So I headed back towards the main formations and set my goal to stand on top of every single large formation in the park that I could access.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:565 ft / 171 m
    Total Elevation Loss:375 ft / 113 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Grade/Class:1,2,3
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Weather:Calm
80F beautiful
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:405 ft / 123 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 315 ft / 96 m; Extra: 90 ft / 27m
    Loss on way in:90 ft / 27 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:Loop trail to bushwack and scramble
    Start Trailhead:Parking to Creek  1390 ft / 423 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:285 ft / 86 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 125 ft / 38 m; Extra: 160 ft / 48m
    Gain on way out:160 ft / 48 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    End Trailhead:below saddlle  1580 ft / 481 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Enchanted Rock #3

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Little Rock-Point 17052017-02-07 a565 ft / 172 m
2(Attempt) Enchanted Western Formation2017-02-07 b100 ft / 30 m
3Little Rock-Point 17052017-02-07 c175 ft / 53 m
4Little Rock2017-02-07 d270 ft / 82 m
5Enchanted Rock2017-02-07 e315 ft / 96 m
6Freshman Mountain2017-02-07 f170 ft / 52 m
7Buzzards Roost2017-02-07 g280 ft / 85 m
8Flag Pole2017-02-07 h310 ft / 94 m
9Turkey Peak2017-02-07 i440 ft / 134 m
10Enchanted Rock2017-02-07 j405 ft / 123 m
11Cross Mountain2017-02-07 k110 ft / 34 m
Total Trip Gain: 3140 ft / 955 m    Total Trip Loss: 3010 ft / 916 m



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