Ascent of Toano Range High Point on 2015-02-08

Climber: Lane Johnson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, February 8, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Toano Range High Point
    Elevation:8037 ft / 2449 m

Ascent Trip Report

I drove up the desert track that ends on a low ridge at the north side of a gully almost directly below the high point. Hiking up the ridge, I angled down into the gully to eventually cross to the other side, then worked up through open areas, avoiding dense brush and rock-hopping. I was aiming for a point on the high ridge just south of the summit rocks. Once there, I turned north and climbed over the rocks to the summit. A better route would have been to skirt around to the east where the walking was easy, then make an easy scramble to the top. The log is in good shape. The last entry (not very many total!) was in 2012, indicating how seldom this nice mountain is climbed. The views from the summit are, of course, great--notably, Pilot Peak to the east. There is also a great view of the granite mass of Sam's Rock, just down to the northwest.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1000 ft / 305 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:West side
    Trailhead:End of road on west side  7037 ft / 2144 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Cool with slight breeze
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 

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