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Ascent of Jeff Davis Peak on 2012-09-15

Climber: BMS 914

Others in Party:Anji Cerney
Melinda Hernandez
Collin Kamholz
Eric Kassan -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Jose Witt
Austin Hubbuch
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, September 15, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Jeff Davis Peak
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:12771 ft / 3892 m

Ascent Trip Report

Part three of a trip in the Snake Range to summit several LVMC 50 Classics. Sequence was Bald, Wheeler, Jeff Davis, Wheeler, and Baker (both summits). Car shuttle was set up in advance.

Once down from Wheeler to the low point/saddle between the two peaks, the hike up the loose talus up to Jeff Davis is a short one. The two summits are nearly the same height (East is official, but West looks the same elevation), so I went up both.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:449 ft / 136 m
    Total Elevation Loss:449 ft / 136 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.9 mi / 1.4 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Clear day with a few clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:449 ft / 136 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 432 ft / 132 m; Extra: 17 ft / 5m
    Loss on way in:17 ft / 5 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.7 km
    Route:SW Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Wheeler/Jeff Davis Saddle  12339 ft / 3760 m
    Time:21 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:432 ft / 131 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.7 km
    Route:SW Ridge
    End Trailhead:Wheeler/Jeff Davis Saddle  12339 ft / 3760 m
    Time:17 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Snake Jeff Davis# (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Bald Mountain2012-09-15 a1491 ft / 454 m
2Wheeler Peak2012-09-15 b2253 ft / 687 m
3Jeff Davis Peak2012-09-15 c449 ft / 137 m
4Wheeler Peak2012-09-15 d745 ft / 227 m
5Baker Peak2012-09-15 e735 ft / 224 m
Total Trip Gain: 5673 ft / 1729 m    Total Trip Loss: 7744 ft / 2360 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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