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Ascent of Granite Mountain on 2017-02-25

Climber: Zach Smith

Others in Party:Vanessa Smith
Date:Saturday, February 25, 2017
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Granite Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:4400 ft / 1341 m

Ascent Trip Report

Approached via the dry falls canyon on the east side. The weather on the way up was warmer than I had anticipated and having brought 2L of water each, I felt a bit nervous about making the final 1000ft push from the saddle. Vanessa wanted to go for it as we both felt physically well but in the end we decided to bail. Ended up making the short trip to the summit of Peak 4163 during the descent.

Took approximately 2 hrs from the parking area to reach the saddle at 4400ft, most of that being nearly constant steep ascending after leaving the wash.

We arrived back to the car with with 0.75L each so we could have very likely made it to the summit and back out no problem but with no reserve water.

Summary Total Data
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Weather:Breezy, Clear
Hot to cool to chilly to hot.



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