Ascent of Red Top Mountain on 2009-08-23

Climber: Eric Noel

Date:Sunday, August 23, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Red Top Mountain
    Elevation:4640 ft / 1414 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Leadpoint take the county road that is marked with a large sign "Iroquois Mine Road". Pass a few shacks and as long as you are on the county/FS road there are no access issues. Lots of mines up in the area but none right by the summit as far as I can tell. Ascend the road just as mapped. The road is passable to low clearance although it becomes two tracked with high weeds at 3700'. Ascend to 4400 or so to the NE of the peak. From here light brush and cross country travel will get you to a forest summit. No particular difficulties or pleasures involved with this one. I think the highest ground is a little bit W of the center of the contour.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:280 ft / 85 m
    Extra Gain:20 ft / 6 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Route:Cross Country
    Trailhead:FS 905  4400 ft / 1341 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear

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