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davidsangerwith MidPen  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2015

davidsanger

Went up with a film crew and Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District staff. Summit trail from Bald Mountain parking lot is being built and is expected to open to the public in October 2016
Posted May 26, 2015 10:28 pm

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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