Ascent of Blue Eagle Mountain on 2015-10-31

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Anji Cerney
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, October 31, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Blue Eagle Mountain
    Elevation:9561 ft / 2914 m

Ascent Trip Report

The main road going through the area from NV 318 to US 6 (Wells Station Road?) is a great dirt road accessible to all vehicles. The turn-off to reach Blue Eagle (at about 6250') is where the challenge begins. High clearance is a must, and in there was one short but deep section of mud I wouldn't want to try without 4WD. There is a steep but otherwise decent road going up to Tank Summit (actually a shoulder a bit above the pass).

As for the hiking, the brush is somewhat annoying at the lower elevations, but clears up, for the most part, at higher elevations. There are plenty of trees, but they are usually easy to walk between. There a couple of steep sections on the final ridge, both capped by short cliffs which have weaknesses that are upper class 2 or lower class 3.

As usual for the area, there are great views from the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2111 ft / 643 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2111 ft / 642 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.1 mi / 8.2 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1861 ft / 567 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1561 ft / 476 m; Extra: 300 ft / 91m
    Loss on way in:300 ft / 91 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Route:Southeast ridge
    Start Trailhead:Road @ Tank Summit  8000 ft / 2438 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1811 ft / 551 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1561 ft / 476 m; Extra: 250 ft / 76m
    Gain on way out:250 ft / 76 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:Southeast ridge
    End Trailhead:Road @ Tank Summit  8000 ft / 2438 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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