Ascent of Avawatz Peak on 2017-12-16
|Date:||Saturday, December 16, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||6155 ft / 1876 m|
Ascent Trip Report***Sierra Club Outing***
led by Mat Kelliher, Neal Robbins
Via DPS Route B. We set up camp at the old abandoned cabin at the end of the dirt road at Sheep Creek Spring. The road in to camp was in great shape; high clearance was needed, but I never even engaged my 4WD; it was 2WD all the way to camp. Pretty nice campsite at the trailhead; big fire ring, plenty of parking, good flat spot for a big Potluck after the hike.
The route in was straight forward; up the main canyon all the way up to its end, and then a scramble up out of it onto the final ridge system. We couldn't see the peak until we did climb up out of the canyon, but once we did, it was right there. Nice and steep with a couple of intermediary bumps along the way. Fantastic views up top. Except for the final 1,500' or so to get up out of the canyon and then up to the summit, the gain was pretty steady all the way, and the footing up through the washes was steady with a few sandy sections. Only minor class 2 for the scramble up out of the canyons.
Our group consisted of:
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||4700 ft / 1432 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||16 mi / 25.8 km|
| Route:||DPS Route B|
| Trailhead:||1455 ft / 443 m|
| Quality:||8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy|
| Time:||5 Hours |
| Time:||3 Hours 15 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Mat Kelliher
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