Ascent of Ireteba Peaks on 2019-03-01

Climber: Dean Gaudet

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, March 1, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Ireteba Peaks
    Elevation:5052 ft / 1539 m

Ascent Trip Report

gmaps will take you to the trailhead via the southern route of the attached driving track. this route is good dirt as it travels east, but as you approach the jog to the north it becomes rocky, requiring clearance and good tires. on the way out i tried another road, which was a bit less rocky, but had more clearance challenges. both ways are about equally good/poor, and 25min or so.

i loosely followed jon avery's track.

this was a consolation peak for me because my flight into vegas was delayed 3h, messing with my original plans of bagging grand cliffs wash in AZ. with the late arrival there was no way i'd finish that hike before dark... so i decided to bag something which would fit the remaining daylight (and get me a P1k for march 1st, since i didn't have this calendar day yet).

as i hiked up toward bard i would see occasional fresh footprints. it seemed odd to me that this peak could be popular enough to have a recent ascent... when i got to the register on bard i noticed "hey ken jones was here recently... hey wait, march 1st is today! haha".

on the summit of ireteba i had a freak out moment when my phone said it was already after 17:00, and i knew sunset was at 17:37 or so. so i started dashing downhill.. but as i did that i noticed the sun was at the wrong elevation for it to be that late in the day. then i realised my phone was on automatic time zone, and it had picked up the AZ towers and switched to mountain time. phew. didn't feel like finishing up with a headlamp.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1451 ft / 442 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1451 ft / 442 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1388 ft / 423 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1181 ft / 360 m; Extra: 207 ft / 63m
    Loss on way in:207 ft / 63 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Route:jon avery GPX
    Start Trailhead:3871 ft / 1179 m
    Time:1 Hours 20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1244 ft / 379 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1181 ft / 360 m; Extra: 63 ft / 19m
    Gain on way out:63 ft / 19 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    End Trailhead:3871 ft / 1179 m
    Time:55 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: bard, ireteba

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Bard Peak2019-03-01 a 
2Ireteba Peaks2019-03-01 b1451 ft / 442 m
Total Trip Gain: 1451 ft / 442 m    Total Trip Loss: 1451 ft / 442 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dean Gaudet
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