Brokeoff Mountain Climber's Log

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huskertriguy - Jun 27, 2020 6:08 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2020

All to myself  Sucess!

This was part of a trip pursuing county high points for an itinerary that ended up (adaptability and all that) including Modoc, Lassen, Siskiyou, Lake/Colusa, Glenn, Mendocino, Butte, Tehama, Humboldt, & Trinity counties. (As it happens, Siskiyou -- Mt. Shasta -- was the primary objective on this tour, and it was the only unsuccessful summit attempt.)

I was the only one to park at the trailhead and saw no one. I got my start a little before 7:00 p.m., so I knew I would be finishing in the dark, but catching the sunset from the summit was quite appealing.

Trail crews have already clearly been at work here, as some sizable logs have been cut on the trail. There were also a few footprints on the many snow crossings. None of these were anything to worry about, and I never felt the need to don my microspikes. The first stream crossing is shallow but muddy, and a number of sticks have been laid across the braided wetland. The 2nd stream crossing shortly thereafter had a thin snowbridge that I have no doubt has collapsed by now. Virtually everyone before me seemed to know to jump over it.

Once out of the trees, the views were incredible. Ancient cinder cones, now overtaken by forest. Lassen only presented herself when I was just about on the summit, and the in-your-face views were fantastic, especially with the alpenglow. I found a survey marker but no register. Shortly after I was back in the trees it was time to put on the headlamp.

2:00 up; 1:30 down.

casetrain_ - Mar 6, 2020 8:59 am Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2015

Great climb   Sucess!

Mt. Lassen was closed so we did Brokeoff instead. Hiked up with my Dad and we basically had the mountain to ourselves.

naura - Mar 1, 2020 11:10 am Date Climbed: Feb 29, 2020

Snowboard descent  Sucess!

Hiked up in snowboard boots and trekking poles, then snowboarded down to the south of the ascent route. Beautiful views and some fun turns on the descent.


Timestry - Aug 22, 2019 8:51 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2017

N ridge route  Sucess!

fun scramble

naura - Jul 15, 2018 3:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2016

beautiful hike  Sucess!

loved the lush forest at the bottom and the views from the top. Neutrino Couloir still had snow. Great views of Lassen.


Kumihatfield - May 7, 2018 7:01 pm Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2015

Snow all the way  Sucess!

Nice winter climb up west face.


SuperChthonic - May 3, 2018 6:16 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2009

Best winter snowshoe summit

The very next January found me on this summit in snowshoes. If you want maximum bang for your buck on a winter climb this is your peak. I have lost count of the times I have snowshoed/cramponed up this amazing peak in winter. The effort is far, far less than the reward. Do it!

utclimber - Aug 5, 2017 10:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2017

Standard route  Sucess!

First of 3 peaks for the day. Also hiked up Lassen Peak and Mt. Eddy.


kaylam87 - Jul 4, 2017 11:52 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2014

Highly recommended  Sucess!

A ranger recommended this one to avoid the crowds. Definitely didn't see many people, and the landscape you travel through is gorgeous. This was one of my first peaks, so I thought it was pretty challenging at the time.


johnm - Aug 19, 2016 12:20 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2016

Main Trail  Sucess!

Nice summer day for this enjoyable hike. Views were impressive.


calipidder - Jul 26, 2016 5:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2016

Summier is easier  Sucess!

Last attempt at Brokeoff was about 13 years ago in the winter and sketchy snow conditions turned us around. Nice to come back for an easy on trail summer hike.

trexkerry - Jul 10, 2016 8:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2016

Lassen + Brokeoff = Good day  Sucess!

Straightforward class 1 trail to top, 7.7 miles RT per my GPS with about 2700 feet of gain. Only a few parties on the trail as compared to the dozens on Lassen, fine views from summit. Bottom half is forested with several streams, top half more rocky and exposed to the sun. Some snow patches remain, but no trouble. RT was about 3:20. Full TR is HERE

Fletch - Sep 17, 2015 9:56 am Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2015

This would be sweet...  Sucess!

... in the winter


scgrant - Sep 13, 2015 10:56 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2015

Brokeoff  Sucess!

More enjoyable hike than Lassen which I had done earlier in the day.


sierracanon - Sep 7, 2015 8:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2015

Third time on the summit  Sucess!

A quick early morning dash to the summit. 4 hrs/10 mins, door to door. My very favorite hike in the park.


colinr - Sep 7, 2015 1:56 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2015

Shasta warm up.  Sucess!

Nice hike, but I need to come back sometime in winter or spring. Spent a few hours in the morning hiking Brokeoff, hiked Bumpass Hell with my family midday, and then spent a little under a couple hours hiking the easy, revamped Lassen Peak trail.  The park was incredibly busy for Labor Day weekend with full parking lots in most places and cars lining both sides of the road for nearly a mile in the Bumpass Hell area.


Pharmacist - Jan 29, 2015 1:09 pm Date Climbed: Jan 28, 2015

Amazing  Sucess!

Crampons and axe the whole way. Perfect firm snow. The route we took was southwest from the trailhead to gain the ridge, then followed the ridge north. Amazing views the whole way, a short section of easy scrambling on the narrow ridge, but mostly firm snow--much better than climbing thru the trees without the views. Taggged the middle and northwest 'summits' too. Cool view of north face of Brokeoff. No wind. Cool temps. About 6 miles round trip with 2800 feet gain. Great day!

Strazmataz - Oct 19, 2014 1:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2007

Great Hike  Sucess!

Love this hike!


Tracy - Sep 6, 2014 1:27 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2014

std. trail route  Sucess!

I started this hike with my wife, but due to time constraints she encouraged me to bag the peak without her and meet her back down at the car. Beautiful mountain and great weather.


wmolland - Aug 23, 2014 12:08 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2014

Perfect hike  Sucess!

A nice hike up a wonderful trail with great people. Great day!

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