Ascent of Woolsey Peak on 2018-01-17

Climber: Paul McClellan

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Woolsey Peak
    Elevation:3171 ft / 966 m

Ascent Trip Report

I followed the driving directions as provided by Dennis Poulin (2011-02-25) as augmented by Gustav Sexauer (2017-08-04). However, I was confused by one unexpected junction so I have added my driving notes here:

0.0 From Old US 80, turn west onto paved Agua Caliente Road at virtual MP 25.2.
0.7 Turn Right onto a gravel road.
0.9 Turn Left onto a more primitive road.
1.0 Continue Straight.
1.1 Continue Straight.
1.2 Continue Straight at a Y (both roads soon rejoin).
1.5 Bear Right at a Y.
1.7 Pass over a gas line (continue straight).
2.0 Pass under a power line (continue straight).
2.8 Continue Straight (Poison Well is on left).
3.1 Continue Straight (tanks on left).
5.7 Continue Straight (left turn leads to a wash), camping on right.
6.7 Turn Left (right turn crosses a wash with a steep exit).
6.8 Pass a windmill and tank.
7.3 Continue Straight.
7.5 Climb a short and very rough spot on the road.
7.9 Arrive at a gate with a road leading left (south) towards Woolsey Peak.

You may park near the gate or drive further south towards Woolsey Peak. There are a few turnouts along this road with two having room for a couple of cars.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1971 ft / 600 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:N Slopes
    Trailhead:Road  1200 ft / 365 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Paul McClellan
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