Ascent to New York Mountains High Point-35.26297, -115.30995 on 2021-01-12
|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 ReportI 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|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Todd Jager
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