Ascent of Troy Peak on 1992-06-27

Climber: Frederick Johnson

Others in Party:Pete Yamagata
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, June 27, 1992
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Troy Peak
    Elevation:11298 ft / 3443 m

Ascent Trip Report

From NV 318 at Sunnyside and approx. 45 miles south of US 6, we turned right on the improved dirt/gravel road to Cherry Creek C.G. At 22+ miles we turned west up the signed dirt road (FR 412) that leads 8 miles to its end in Scofield Canyon. The road deteriorated as we drove up the canyon, but we were able to coax my trusty Mercury station wagon to about 7,500' to a wide spot in the road suitable for our overnight car camp. This morning we followed the “usual” route up Troy Peak. After a short distance along the road we passed the vehicle barrier, then about ½ mile later turned right at a rock outcrop and headed through the narrow north branch of Scofield Canyon to the track’s end in an area of fallen trees. An unmaintained use trail climbs for about a mile to end near Sidehill Spring (9,000'). From here the route was a bit tricky, but we managed with no real problem. A climb up grassy slopes to a rocky spur, then a traverse along the base of cliffs as far as possible. Then a couloir (Class 2-3) leading up to the south ridge of Troy Peak, which we easily followed to the summit. Great views (e.g., Railroad Valley). This HP of the Grant Range is said to be John Muir’s favorite Nevada Peak. After a brief stay, we departed the summit and returned to the station wagon much the same way we had ascended. I was impressed by the unexpected presence of numerous venerable bristlecone pine, as well as the unique terrain of Troy Peak and its surroundings with formidable cliffs and 8 miles of of crest lying near 10,000'.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3798 ft / 1157 m
    Route:Via Sidehill Spring, eastern slopes
    Trailhead:Upper Scofield Canyon  7500 ft / 2286 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:4 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes

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