Ascent of Virgin Peak on 2019-05-25

Climber: Tom Gathright

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, May 25, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:ATV
Peak:Virgin Peak
    Elevation:8071 ft / 2460 m

Ascent Trip Report

There is a slight wash out before the corral, but manageable in a 4WD as another hiker drove past it. After the corral the trail becomes more of a wash and get more rocky the higher one goes. I parked my ATV at southern end of the main ridge to Virgin Peak. Then I walked up the wash to the tire marker and started my ascent out of the wash there. This route did require a bit of scrambling near the 1701 on the topo, then a little walking on a narrow (not knife edge) rocky ridge before making it to the more meadow like ridge line.

Higher up, when one enters the tree line, there is a bit of bushwhacking until a faint use trail emerges and from there it is just following the faint use trail to the summit.

On my descent I followed the much more mellow ridge (at the 1775 on the topo) which took me into the wash earlier. Maybe this is the standard route, it is easier. Then I walked the wash back to my ride.
Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route:Mostly the main ridge
    Time:4 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Time:2 Hours 52 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Tom Gathright
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