Ascent of West Mountain Peak on 2019-06-15

Climber: Otto De Groff

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, June 15, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:West Mountain Peak
    Elevation:7680 ft / 2340 m

Ascent Trip Report

I drove out from Santa Clara on Old Highway, taking a BLM road to Hell Hole Pass. I was able to make it up from there all the way to the summit in my '91 Ford Ranger; however, this is not a drive I'll take again in that truck. At several turns near the top I was spinning out in low gear on rocks and loose dirt. The road was in poor condition, so perhaps it would be more driveable when graded / maintained. The views from the summit were great. I descended via the west side of the Beaver Dam Mountains, going past Indian Spring before turning south and meeting the Highway.
Summary Total Data
    Weather:Pleasant, Windy, Clear
Sunny, Warm

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