Ascent of Cave Rock on 2016-07-09

Climber: William Inman

Others in Party:Carmela Porcella
Date:Saturday, July 9, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Cave Rock
    Elevation:6560 ft / 1999 m

Ascent Trip Report

The next higher peak in my personal "Nevada Sierra Peaks" list (Sierra Nevada Peaks that are actually in the State of Nevada). Not too much of a challenge, not too high or too much prominence, or a long hike. Took Carmela with me and she made it to the top, too. Still surprisingly nice views from the top, and the class 3 scramble up the last several dozen feet of rock added to the sense of accomplishment.

One post said the parking was in front of "no parking" signs. The sign on the end has an arrow indicating no parking in that direction. We found a nice little bark covered parking area just on the other side. It was clear to me that parking where we did was ok. Also, the other trip reports give the one way distance as 0.5 miles or 0.8 miles. My GPS said 0.6 miles, so that's right in between those others.

One report gave 9 minutes up and 9 minutes back. I'm sure that's quite possible for someone who can keep moving and not waste too much time. It took us 38 minutes up, with a total time of over an hour and a half. But 50 minutes of that was stopped - only 44 minutes moving, so we spent plenty of time stopped....took our time on top taking pictures and talking to other people who were there. Took our time climbing up the rocks and back down again, too.

Nice little outing.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:200 ft / 60 m
    Total Elevation Loss:200 ft / 60 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Grade/Class:class 1, 2 and 3
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Windy, Partly Cloudy
Nice July day in Tahoe, but windy at times
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:.... nsp ... trail and scramble
    Start Trailhead:Cave Rock Rd. parking area  6360 ft / 1938 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:Trail and scramble
    End Trailhead:Cave Rock Rd. parking area  6360 ft / 1938 m

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