Ascent of Eagle Peak on 2015-02-15

Climber: Daryn Dodge

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, February 15, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Eagle Peak
    Elevation:1044 m / 3428 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Followed Zdon's drive route in his desert climbing book. It was about 9.3 miles of driving on the pole line road from Hwy 40 to the turn-off for Eagle Pass Road. The turn was about 0.25 mi. past another signed dirt road that may be an alternate way to get to Eagle Pass. I drove 7 mi. on Eagle Pass road to where I parked in a wash a little short of the pass. This put me right at the start of the south ridge route for Eagle Peak. The drive to here required 4WD mainly because the last 3-4 miles of driving was mostly in washes with deep sand. Actually fun to drive in with 4WD. The climb included some steep rocky sections, as well as a few annoying loose scree sections. Nice desert view from the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:495 m / 1624 ft
    Distance:2.6 km / 1.6 mi
    Route:South Ridge
    Trailhead:Eagle Pass wash  549 m / 1804 ft
    Grade/Class:Class 2-3
    Route Conditions:
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:36 Minutes

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