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Ascent of Pahrump Point on 2013-02-02

Climber: James Morehouse

Others in Party:Lorraine Wajda
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, February 2, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Pahrump Point
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:5741 ft / 1749 m

Ascent Trip Report

An easy go for the first two miles up a closed road towards the ascent canyon. After that, it was a very rocky canyon which became increasingly steep. There was a use trail that would appear from time to time, which made finding the most efficient route through the rocky rubble easier. At approximately 4800' one has to leave the wash and ascend a steep, loose slope to a ridge line that one follows to the summit ridge. The summit ridge is similar to the ridge on Moapa Peak in that it is narrow, rocky, and has a fair amount of exposure. That being said, it's still a pretty safe ridge line to follow with just enough scrambling to make it fun after an otherwise difficult ascent. The views were fantastic. A couple of weeks ago I soloed up Stewart Point and wondered what that craggy mountain was across Chicago Valley. Now I know!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3941 ft / 1200 m
    Extra Gain:300 ft / 91 m
    Distance:8.2 mi / 13.2 km
    Route:DPS route from 178
    Trailhead:2400 ft / 731 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:4 Hours 2 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:3 Hours 50 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by James Morehouse
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