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Ascent of North Arc Dome on 2011-09-03

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:M Evans
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, September 3, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:North Arc Dome
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:11406 ft / 3476 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a minor but beautiful hike on the way to Arc Dome. While some cross-country travel is required (from the trail to/from the high point), it is very trivial (class 1-2 on open rocky ground).

In terms of the approach, I was in a 4x4 vehicle. A passenger car could make it to the intersection of state highways 21 & 844 (both dirt at that point), there was debate whether or not a passenger car could have made the 10 mile forest road (119) to the campground. There was an unimproved stream crossing near the beginning of the road that would certainly be unpassable to passenger cars during high water.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2806 ft / 855 m
    Total Elevation Loss:86 ft / 26 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.2 mi / 8.4 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2806 ft / 855 m
    Distance:5.1 mi / 8.2 km
    Route:trail
    Start Trailhead:Columbine Campground  8600 ft / 2621 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:86 ft / 26 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    End Trailhead:trail Southwest of summit  11320 ft / 3450 m
Ascent Part of Trip: 2011 Arc Dome

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1North Arc Dome2011-09-032806 ft / 855 m
2Arc Dome2011-09-031813 ft / 553 m
Total Trip Gain: 4619 ft / 1408 m    Total Trip Loss: 4619 ft / 1408 m



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