Ascent to New York Mountains High Point-35.26297, -115.30995 on 2021-01-12

Climber: Todd Jager

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Point Reached:New York Mountains High Point - 35.26297, -115.30995
    Elevation:7244 ft / 2207 m
    Remaining Elevation:289 ft / 89 m (100% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

I camped overnight in Keystone Canyon. Unless you have 4WD with high clearance, you’ll need to start a little further out (0.5 miles) from where I did.

I reached the saddle between Keystone Peak and New York 1 with little difficulty. The hike from the mine to the saddle is fairly steep with very loose rocks, and it’s a grind. I underestimated the time it would take to sidehill from the saddle to NY1 and simply ran out of daylight. I decided to abort 0.2 miles horizontally and 169 feet vertically from the peak of NY1. The sidehill trek has no obvious path and is filled with vegetation and automobile-sized rocks. Given the time of year with shorter daylight, I simply would not have been able to summit and get back down before dark. Hiking alone in the winter months with only emergency overnight gear, I decided to pack it out and try again soon.

I’ve included my descent GPS track. It is cleaner than my ascent track, and it represents the easiest route from Keystone Canyon to the saddle. From that point on, you’re going to need to do better than me!
Summary Total Data
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Todd Jager
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Note: GPS Tracks may not be accurate, and may not show the best route. Do not follow this route blindly. Conditions change frequently. Use of a GPS unit in the outdoors, even with a pre-loaded track, is no substitute for experience and good judgment. accepts NO responsibility or liability from use of this data.

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