Ascent of Moapa Peak on 2014-04-13

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:James Morehouse -- Trip Report or GPS Track
BLMhikergirl Pipps
Josef Nuernberger
Lisa Tennessee
Rob Keller
Amber Cavazos
Lyn Blackshaw
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, April 13, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Moapa Peak
    Elevation:6471 ft / 1972 m

Ascent Trip Report

My second ascent of this great peak, first time leading. The way up was a little longer due to two minor issues- first we had a straggler get too far behind at the beginning and miss the first turn (off the dirt road), so I went back to retrieve him. The next "extra" was when we overshot the place past the traverse where we head up to the ridge. Surprisingly the route appeared less well cairned than when I last was here, a few years ago.

The one other place where we had a route-finding challenge was the steep section around 5000' where some climbing is involved- the route (climb) shifts a bit to the left (west) of the route when the route hits the wall. For this section, a rope or webbing may be helpful for the descent as the footholds are hard to see from above.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3511 ft / 1069 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3511 ft / 1069 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.2 mi / 11.6 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3411 ft / 1039 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3311 ft / 1009 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:3.7 mi / 5.9 km
    Route:Standard Route
    Start Trailhead:Moapa Peak trailhead  3160 ft / 963 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3411 ft / 1039 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 3311 ft / 1009 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Gain on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:Standard Route
    End Trailhead:Moapa Peak trailhead  3160 ft / 963 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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