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Ascent of Granite Mountain on 2017-12-20

Climber: Joel Hawk

Date:Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Granite Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:5633 ft / 1716 m

Ascent Trip Report

Great hike. Lots of beautiful dry waterfalls. I did it all on this one; provisional bagging, boulder jumping, scrambling, bushwhacking, tunneling, navigation and endurance challenges. Fun, Fun, Fun. No register at the peak...at least where I looked. Found the benchmark on top of the highest boulder surrounded by four studs screwed into the boulder. High winds and an impending storm brought me off the mountain earlier than I wanted.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4535 ft / 1382 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.5 mi / 12.1 km
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Very Windy
clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4535 ft / 1382 m
    Distance:3.7 mi / 6 km
    Start Trailhead:trailhead  1098 ft / 334 m
    Time:4 Hours 10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:3.8 mi / 6.1 km
    End Trailhead:trailhead  
    Time:3 Hours 20 Minutes



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