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huskertriguyNothing Doing
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2010

huskertriguy

Took the road all the way up to avoid the marijuana farms. We got busted by the very kind rent-a-cop just below the summit. Major bummer. At least he was as friendly as he was obstinate. We got no citation, just redirected back down the hill. It was a fun attempt nevertheless.
Posted Jul 26, 2013 11:53 pm

LincolnBClose but not yet
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2008

LincolnB

Tried twice to see how close I could legally climb to the peak – once in perhaps 2008 along the ridgeline from El Sombroso to Mt Thayer; there was a trail with freshly clipped vegetation on each side up to a geocache just before an “Area Closed” sign. Burd (below) once continued on from there and wrote “there was no way I could recommend the route to anyone”.
Back around 2002 my younger brother and I started from just above Guadalupe reservoir and climbed up Guadalupe Creek for 1,000 vertical feet or so, then cut right up the ridge until we were stopped by a headwall of poison oak. It made for a wonderful back-county climb, but we saw two abandoned marijuana farms on the way up – given the current arms escalation by the growers there’s no way I would take that route again.
Posted Aug 22, 2012 4:06 pm

sierramtngoatNE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2010

sierramtngoat

The NE Ridge has not been an illegal route for quite some time unless your plan is to go though the summit fence; these were the words of a ranger in the lower lot. I ran into the doppler radar property owner after summiting; he stated that it's not illegal to walk up the road passed the locked gate as long as you stay on the road or the marked trails. You have a much greater chance of having problems if you bush whack from the based due to illegal marijuana cultivation, or if you park off the road outside the main lot; the ATF might think you are a grower and search your car and bend you over. If anyone is interested in actual route info, PM me as I suspect that SP will squish a sneak peak description even though this is arguably not a sneak peak... it's actually a fun scramble with only a bit of bush.
Posted Mar 13, 2012 4:20 am

boyblueA couple of times  Sucess!

boyblue

The first time is described here. The second time was in late 1974 with a few buddies. Same route as the first time, except we parked along Hicks Rd. We made it to the top and a military vehicle drove up with siren blaring. Yikes! Luckily the north face is mostly scree and the brush had a relatively high canopy. There was very little to impede us as we shot down that face in terror.
Posted Jan 19, 2012 6:40 pm

Bob BurdFrom El Sombroso  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 6, 2005

Bob Burd

Some bushwhacking, a bit of trespassing, and eventually a visit to the concrete monolith. Trip Report
Posted Jan 19, 2012 5:04 pm

McCannsterThe Um Chronicles  Sucess!

McCannster

This peak was a large part of my adolescence. Many stealth ascents over the years. Great place.
Posted Jan 19, 2012 4:34 pm

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