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Ascent of Gaskill Peak on 2017-05-16

Climber: James Barlow

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Gaskill Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:3836 ft / 1169 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Lawson, I took the less-travelled ridge directly up to the top. It was a little brushy, so I was thankful to have pants on, which I would recommend for most peakbaggers except for Keith Christensen because he is a badass in shorts bushwhacking. I did not see any class 4 or even class 3 really to ascend this peak. It was very straightforward and I was certainly on the highest rock. I scrambled up the south side and then east side. I believe that others may scramble up from the north, which would be tougher... I found Lawson to be more challenging than Gaskill. Anyhow, excellent cool weather. My pants were quite wet by the time I descended the other ridge because of all the wet flora. The hike back to the car was uneventful. I did not see a soul car-to-car. Pics
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:716 ft / 218 m
    Total Elevation Loss:120 ft / 36 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:716 ft / 218 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 596 ft / 182 m; Extra: 120 ft / 36m
    Loss on way in:120 ft / 36 m
    Route:S Ridge
    Start Trailhead:3240 ft / 987 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Lawson/Gaskill '17

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Lawson Peak2017-05-16 a1499 ft / 457 m
2Gaskill Peak2017-05-16 b716 ft / 218 m
Total Trip Gain: 2215 ft / 675 m    Total Trip Loss: 120 ft / 37 m



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