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Ascent of Mormon Peak on 2019-10-09

Climber: Richard Hensley

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Mormon Peak
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:7414 ft / 2259 m

Ascent Trip Report

The first railroad underpass on Meadow Vly Rd only has 7 ft of clearance. I suppose one could cross over about 0.8 mi before that.

Drove my stock Rubicon up to the first ruins (agave roasting pit) on the topo. Scraped bottom once just after fork from the ascent wash; i.e. I should have stopped there. If you drive this far, make sure you mark where you last entered the wash. I missed this turn, following some errant tracks, and had to back out of a nasty situation.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2552 ft / 777 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2552 ft / 777 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.4 mi / 7.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Scramble
    Weather:clr; viz 15 hz; lgt breeze; pleasant
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2476 ft / 754 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2388 ft / 728 m; Extra: 88 ft / 26m
    Loss on way in:88 ft / 26 m
    Distance:2.3 mi / 3.7 km
    Route:w rij
    Start Trailhead:first ruins  5026 ft / 1531 m
    Time:2 Hours 31 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2464 ft / 751 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2388 ft / 728 m; Extra: 76 ft / 23m
    Gain on way out:76 ft / 23 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Route:w rij
    End Trailhead:first ruins  5026 ft / 1531 m
    Time:1 Hours 33 Minutes



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