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Ascent of Onyx Peak on 2018-02-11

Climber: Michael VanMeter

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, February 11, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Onyx Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:9113 ft / 2777 m

Ascent Trip Report

Left Onyx Summit and followed the Service Road 1N01 up to the peak. There were actually several nice viewpoints along the road. Views you don't get on the more direct path from the TH.

Decided to try a little more cross-country on the return. I had seen several GPS tracks here that led me to believe it could be done. As it turns out, it was quite easy. A few tough areas where I had to shimmy through some tree branches, but overall very manageable and almost 2.5 miles shorter.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:697 ft / 212 m
    Total Elevation Loss:701 ft / 213 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.6 mi / 5.8 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:697 ft / 212 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 644 ft / 196 m; Extra: 53 ft / 16m
    Loss on way in:53 ft / 16 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Service Road 1N01
    Start Trailhead:Onyx Summit  8469 ft / 2581 m
    Time:1 Hours 9 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:648 ft / 197 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:Cross-Country
    End Trailhead:Onyx Summit  8465 ft / 2580 m
    Time:23 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: 11 Feb 2018

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Lightning Gulch Point2018-02-11 A1670 ft / 509 m
2Onyx Peak2018-02-11 B697 ft / 212 m
Total Trip Gain: 2367 ft / 721 m    Total Trip Loss: 2371 ft / 723 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Michael VanMeter
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