Ascent of Adams Peak on 2018-06-10

Climber: Coby King

Others in Party:Brett Moffatt
Date:Sunday, June 10, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Adams Peak
    Elevation:8199 ft / 2499 m

Ascent Trip Report

Brett Moffatt expertly drove his 2WD Honda CRV to the place where we started our hike. As with Sardine, we might have been able to get a bit further up the road, but there was little point in pushing it. We followed a previous auto track, which interestingly, follows the sign that points to Crystal Peak rather than the indicated direction to Adams. We hiked up the road for a ways, which eventually becomes a trail with a fair amount of deadfall. We left the trail, cut across a meadow, and then found another road leading us in the direction we wanted to go. When it started to go down, we left it to continue steeply up, reaching two saddles, the second being the one right below the summits. Go left of a prominent snag and work your way between the two summits. We climbed the west summit first, but found no register despite a reasonably diligent search. We then climbed the east summit, which was a fun low class 3 scramble, signed the register and then made our way back. My track shows that we came down a little east of how i went up, which was along a road that brought us back to the aforementioned meadow. Nice way to end a day of prominence peakbagging in the northern Sierras.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1549 ft / 472 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1549 ft / 472 m
    Distance:5.8 mi / 9.3 km
    Start Trailhead:6650 ft / 2026 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Coby King
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