Carla, Fredrick, and I parked at the Iron Peak trailhead (trail #1399)
and hiked up the trail to the Iron/Gene pass. We headed up the south
ridge of Gene's Peak, mostly traversing on the east side of the ridge
until the last 40 vertical feet before the summit were we regained the
top of the ridge. The last bit was easy rock scrambling. Lots of
loose rock up here, a helmet would be a good idea.
We descended down into the valley and started up the SE ridge of
Bill's Peak but driving rain came in and sent us back to our car.
Elevation gain: approx. 2,820 feet
Trip type: scramble
USGS quad: Mount Stuart
Car-to-car time: 6 hours 26 minutes
- 1 hour 22 minutes ascending from Iron Peak trailhead to pass
- 39 minutes ascending from pass to summit of Gene's Peak
- 4 hours 8 minutes descending from summit of Gene's Peak to trailhead (after wandering partway up the side of Bill's Peak)
Copyright © 2005 Gabriel Deal.