Brokeoff Mountain Climber's Log

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highice - Feb 3, 2007 4:17 pm

north ridge  Sucess!

did this in winter several years ago and is a fine climb. found very old pitons in the rock. also saw pitons to the west on the face under the summit.

highice - Feb 3, 2007 4:14 pm

north face , winter  Sucess!

the year may have been earlier, but I finally found a nutty partner to join me on a line I had been scouting for years. We did it in Febuary and it was a fine alpine climb of AI2, WI3, 5.6. very unstable rock, expect manky belays. Surmounting the cornice at the top was the grand finish! leave enough rope to get you past the fracture line to belay the 2nd! it was about 30 ft back when we did it. another variation to our left was climbed the following season by a different party.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Oct 10, 2006 8:50 pm Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2006

Brokeoff Mtn Trail  Sucess!

Hiked Snow Mtn around noon, Brokeoff in the late afternoon. The weather was crappy all day and I got no views on either peak. Sigh. Trip Report

surgent

surgent - Sep 13, 2006 3:07 pm

Crowds?  Sucess!

A day after the congestion on Lassen, my wife and I hiked this lovely, underrated peak and saw only 10 others the whole day. Somehow she got a bee in her sweatpants!

JasonH

JasonH - Jul 24, 2006 4:30 am Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2006

Route Climbed: Trail  Sucess!

Nice hike. Still a lot of snow on the trail. We lost the trail several times but we manage to find our way to the top. Great views of Lassen Peak, Mount Shasta, and the rest of the park.

Matt Worster

Matt Worster - Jul 4, 2006 7:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006

Snowy July!  Sucess!

90% snow to the top, but a fun, fine descent. Met Aaron and Ellen on the summit, who live just a few blocks from us in Oakland. Imagine that! County highpointed in Butte County yesterday: calm forest walk on the PCT.

jakefrisbee

jakefrisbee - Mar 14, 2006 8:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2005

Trail  Sucess!

I like this hike.

orandall

orandall - Feb 13, 2006 5:36 pm Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2006

South Slope  Sucess!

A clear day and a relatively easy ascent, although the last part of the South Slope was pretty icy since I started so early and crampons were needed for some of the very short 30-35 degree parts. 5 hours car-to-car.

96avs01

96avs01 - Nov 12, 2005 5:26 am

Route Climbed: Northnorthwest ridgeline Date Climbed: January 16, 2005  Sucess!

Outlasted some early AM fog and sketchy avalanche conditions to have some spectacular views!

mparker

mparker - Sep 29, 2005 12:47 am

Date Climbed: August 27, 2005  Sucess!

Good hike with good view of Lassen and Shasta on a clear day.

cthomson

cthomson - Aug 24, 2005 1:14 am

Route Climbed: trail Date Climbed: August 16, 2005  Sucess!

My wife, myself and our 8 month old son made the trek to the top. We used this mountain as a test to see how we all would handle altitude, as we live in the Bay area, but were mainly worried about our 8 mo. old. Never had a problem with sickness on Brokeoff Mt or Lassen Peak!!

Dean

Dean - Aug 2, 2005 8:57 pm

Route Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: July 29, 2005

Arrived at the TH at 12:30 in the afternoon and although it was hot, I headed up the trail and found it to be a great hike with superb views.

My wife and I camped at the nearby walk in campground and did Butte County's highpoint the next dau and my wife and I enjoyed meeting three PCT thru-hikers as they made their way northward.
Freight train, Good-to-go and Bloody Knuckles (their trail names) Great hikers, I really admire their determination and fortitude.

Don Nelsen

Don Nelsen - Jul 6, 2005 9:07 pm

Route Climbed: Brokeoff Mt. Trail Date Climbed: July 5th, 2005  Sucess!

Huge amounts of snow made route finding very difficult but this is the primo climb/hike in Lassen.

sufferjoy

sufferjoy - Mar 18, 2005 10:23 am

Route Climbed: South ridge Date Climbed: October 3, 2003  Sucess!

I did not want to go by the hikers trail, so hiked straight up from the road and got up the ridge between Diller peak and Brokeoff, then ascended the ridge (South?) to the Brokeoff's summit. Folks: please don't do this alone, unroped, with no partner and no protection (like I foolishly did) at this time of year (Summer-Fall) -- the rock is rotten (very loose), and falling from the ridge to either side may be fatal. I had my reasons to do it this way back then, but if I were to repeat this ascent, I would take it more seriously.



Great view of Lassen from the top of Brokeoff peak.



The side facing Lassen (must be the east side) looks pretty technical, and I wonder if people rock-climb there (I did not see anyone there though); Although climbing there in the summer may be quite dangerous due to rotten volcanic rock.

Dennis Poulin

Dennis Poulin - Aug 26, 2004 5:30 pm

Route Climbed: Standard route from Hwy 89 Date Climbed: 19 July 2003  Sucess!

Beautiful day for a climb. Climbed Lassen Peak earlier in the day. Trail was hard to follow through the snow patches up to timber line. Beautiful views.

keema

keema - Jul 27, 2004 10:01 pm

Route Climbed: Hikers Trail Date Climbed: July 26, 2004  Sucess!

My 17th California County High Point. Saw 4 others on quick trip up and back. Could see Shasta, Mount Eddy, Black Butte, and Castle Crags to the North but hazy conditions made the picture lousy. I saw what I belive was a beaver along the trail near the stream, hard to tell since I didn't see a tail. Also, why is there no summit register up there?

derbilly

derbilly - Feb 24, 2004 2:26 am

Route Climbed: South ridge Date Climbed: March 8, 2003  Sucess!

Took a cross country route from the entrance station to the south ridge and on up to the top. The south slope was hard and icy. Saw one other climber come up after I reached the top. He left without noticing me as I had walk along the ridge to get some nice views of the north face. Shasta was clearly visible.

Sam Mills

Sam Mills - Jan 24, 2004 11:40 pm

Route Climbed: Hikers Trail Date Climbed: September 2001  Sucess!

A nice morning hike with great views on the trail and from the summit.

dabender

dabender - Mar 12, 2003 12:40 am

Route Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: February 8, 2003  Sucess!

Great day hike. Saw one other person the whole day.

Joe Hanssen

Joe Hanssen - Jul 29, 2002 6:18 pm

Route Climbed: South Slope Date Climbed: March '02  Sucess!

Quick climb on a clear day. The South Slope is very easy, once on top the summit drops away into it's northern cliffs. Four others were up there with teles. I made a ski descent.

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