Ascent of King Lear Peak on 2013-05-22

Climber: Ken Jones

Others in Party:Dennis Poulin
Ron Moe
Larry Grant
Richard Kendall
Mary Brooks
Larry Dwyer
Randy McNatt
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:King Lear Peak
    Elevation:8923 ft / 2719 m

Ascent Trip Report

Head north on Trout Creek Road from its junction with Bottle Creek Road for 3.8 miles. At this point a 4WD track takes off to the west with a BLM sign showing it as a "designated route" for vehicle travel. Zero your odometer.

0.0 Leave Trout Creek Rd
0.5 Bear right at fork. Left looks possible on map; we did not try this
2.2 The left fork from 0.5 rejoins your route
3.8 The road ends at the wilderness boundary - there is parking for two or three vehicles

We followed the now-closed road for a way, then went north of cliffs (see GPS track). When you reach the 8600'+ saddle head south toward the summit rocks. There is an unlikely looking ledge on the west (right) side of the block that leads via a couple of easy class 3 moves to the base of a talus slope. Turn left up this slope to a saddle at its top, go right and drop perhaps 10 to 15 feet of elevation, and turn right again to another saddle. Turn left and climb the wall south of you (easy class 3) and pop out a few feet from the summit register. (My GPS track shows a few false starts, but this is the route we ended up using.)
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3423 ft / 1043 m
    Route:E slopes
    Trailhead:End of road  5500 ft / 1676 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ken Jones
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