Ascent of Ragged Top on 2017-12-27

Climber: Rafee Memon

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Ragged Top
    Elevation:3907 ft / 1190 m

Ascent Trip Report

Due north of the peak I found a turnoff on the south side of the road, and I parked in a large open area. I got off to a bit of a rough start as I struggled to find a wash that led towards the peak, and I eventually stumbled upon one that took me nearly to the base of the mountain. As the ascent started I angled across a couple other washes so that I could ascend the east side of the gully. Ascending the gully was straightforward, although a few places were heavily overgrown and required miserable bushwhacking. Once at the saddle I continued up the gully to the left. I eventually reached what I believe to be the third-class scramble, but as it turns out, I traversed further to the right and found an easy second-class scramble to the summit. The views were spectacular in all directions. Once out of the gully I followed the same wash the entire way back to my car.

Stats: 1h16m up, 14m at summit, 1h16m down.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1661 ft / 506 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1661 ft / 506 m
    Distance:4.8 mi / 7.7 km
    Start Trailhead:2246 ft / 684 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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