Ascent of Eagle Peak on 2015-02-15
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Sunday, February 15, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||3428 ft / 1044 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFollowed Zdon's drive route in his desert climbing book. It was about 9.3 miles of driving on the pole line road from Hwy 40 to the turn-off for Eagle Pass Road. The turn was about 0.25 mi. past another signed dirt road that may be an alternate way to get to Eagle Pass. I drove 7 mi. on Eagle Pass road to where I parked in a wash a little short of the pass. This put me right at the start of the south ridge route for Eagle Peak. The drive to here required 4WD mainly because the last 3-4 miles of driving was mostly in washes with deep sand. Actually fun to drive in with 4WD. The climb included some steep rocky sections, as well as a few annoying loose scree sections. Nice desert view from the summit.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1624 ft / 494 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||1.6 mi / 2.6 km|
| Route:||South Ridge|
| Trailhead:||Eagle Pass wash 1804 ft / 549 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 2-3|
| Route Conditions:||Scramble|
| Time:||36 Minutes|
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