Ascent of Quartz Peak on 2015-12-13
|Others in Party:||Josef Nuernberger|
|Date:||Sunday, December 13, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||4052 ft / 1235 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThe road to the trailhead was in great condition, but had enough sand to want 4WD. Most of the worst sand on Riggs Road could be bypassed by a makeshift road just to the south of Riggs Road. As stated elsewhere, to get to the trailhead take Riggs Road to the east end (involves about 5 miles of dirt), then make a right, go about 2 miles, then make a left and follow that to the trailhead (about another 2 miles).
The trail is in great shape until about the last quarter mile where a route (or multiple, in places) is/are cairned. The summit is remarkable white quartz and is visible for most of the last mile or so of the trail. There are several ways up the final block, most appeared to involve a tiny bit of class 3 (the only class 3 on the hike).
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