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trexkerryFrom Bottchers Gap  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2015
From Bottchers Gap, found the trail to be in pretty good shape until the use trail heads off from point 2194. From here it is a bit iffy until emerging from the dense vegetation. Fun class 2 rock on the summit ridge, looks more difficult than it actually is. Register on top has nothing to write with. 3 hours to the top, 3.5 hours down, as a few wrong turns on the cross country descent led to having to regain an extra 400 feet to avoid thick brush choked with poison oak. Started at 1:15 PM so finished in the dark at 8 PM. Overall a very fun day, worth repeating again someday. TR is HERE.
Posted Feb 22, 2015 2:51 am

soslawNE Ridge   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2015


For a Ventana peak tame bushwhack and some fun cl2 scrambling along the ridge.
Posted Jan 19, 2015 6:54 pm

muajeeNorth /Launtz Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 23, 2007


Some bushwhacking. Gosh I hated the yucca! Dense vegetation on the ridge top.

Was getting dark on the way down and we somehow missed the turn-off to get back on Launtz. Ended up getting lost in the dark and eventually decided to bivy for the night. Space blanket worked wonder! The following morning we managed to get back in-time before they would send out search and rescue team - sheriff left a voice mail on my cell! What a little adventure before Christmas Eve.
Posted Sep 17, 2012 3:06 am

Zesoutheast side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2011


straight up from near pico blanco camp
Posted Jun 1, 2011 10:29 pm

edevartFrom Old Coast Rd with a stop at Pico Blanco Camp  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2008


Took the route in from Old Coast Road. Trail was passable to Pico Blanco Camp. From Pico Blanco Camp made way up the SSW ridge, eventually hooking up with the overgrown 4wd road. Followed this road to just below the summit. Great views to the ocean and down the spine of the Santa Lucia Range.
Posted Apr 22, 2008 12:19 pm

WickedRuggedSouth Face from Bottcher's Gap  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2008


Tough day hike, great weather, there's a sign down in the Boy Scout Camp, so it took 10 minutes or so to locate the trail. Just continue up past the new structure across the river. From the meadow, we found the "off-trail" trail, but missed its continuation across the 4WD road. Scrambled up the valley between the peak and the south-west ridge (do not do this, it is far from optimal). Saw a snake (it didn't rattle, but tried not to get close enough to find out). Views were incredible, worth every bit of effort. All in all, ~15 miles, 7.5 hours of hiking, and some great memories!
Posted Mar 28, 2008 7:29 pm

metasyn11Northeast face from Launtz Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 3, 2007


Nice easy (and fun!) bushwhack from Launtz Ridge. Took a nap on the summit on this beautiful day with superb views.
Posted Mar 2, 2007 3:29 am

redtrollMidnight Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2004
I was staying with a friend at Pico Blanco Boy Scout Camp and we decided to climb Pico one night. We watched the sun set fro mthe top of Cardiac. Dubenck's Hole (the cabins) is kind of spooky at night. Summited at 10:30 PM and returned to camp at 3:00AM. We went up the south face.
Posted Oct 8, 2006 4:30 am

lakenyonPico Blanco  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2006
05/07/2006: From Bottchers Gap via Pico Blanco Camp and east slopes.
01/15/2006: From Andrew Molera State Park via Old Coast Road, Little Sur Trail, and south slopes.
05/07/2005: Foolish attempt to reach Pico Blanco via a cross-country route from the East Molera Trail. Succeeded only in getting poison oak and destroying my pants.
Posted May 14, 2006 9:32 pm

fedakRoute Climbed: Firebreak from Launtz Ridge Date Climbed: 2004-Nov-14  Sucess!


Sunny day and great views of the northern Ventana.

Pics are here.
Posted Aug 22, 2005 12:34 am

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: North Ridge (ascent) / East Slopes (descent) Date Climbed: Jan 16, 2004  Sucess!

Bob Burd

What Matthew said. Trip Report
Posted Aug 17, 2005 12:07 am

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: North Ridge (ascent) / East Slopes (descent) Date Climbed: Jan 16, 2004  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

Bob and I set out aiming for the somewhat obscure Kandlbinder Peak via the Little Sur River and Jackson Creek, but we missed the turnoff up Ventana Creek. After a delightful hike up the Little Sur River (some interesting scrambling, and a dozen or more stream crossings), we eventually realised our mistake, and settled on this as a consolation prize on the way back. The hike up there from the Little Sur is steep!

Started in the dark, and got back in the dark too. All in all, one of the most enjoyable days I've spent in the Ventanas.
Posted Aug 16, 2005 2:32 pm

QuailBSRoute Climbed: South Face, as described in Date Climbed: August 13, 2005
See my write-up on the getting there section and Route Info. A steep climb but well worth it. 3 of us made it to the top, me and 2 camp staff members. 5 others in the group either turned back or waited for us below.
Posted Aug 15, 2005 4:12 am

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