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Ascent of Reveille Peak on 2016-04-24

Climber: Tom Gathright

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, April 24, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Reveille Peak
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:8812 ft / 2685 m

Ascent Trip Report

Lola and I departed the house at 4:30 AM, filled up with fuel and headed to Reveille Peak. The road trip was uneventful and with this being only my second trip up NV375, I enjoyed taking in the new scenery.

Just a little way beyond Queen City Summit in Nye County there is a paved road that leads to Cedar Pipeline Ranch (abandoned) and to Cedar Gate. Turn left (south) onto the paved road. Then turn right onto a good dirt road when abeam Cedar Pipeline Ranch and travel about eight miles. This road is in Reveille Valley. On the right you will see a cattle watering spot and corral, turn right and drive past the corral. On the TOPO this is called Willow Witch Well. Then follow the old jeep trail three miles to the end of that trail. That is the TH and a good parking spot.

Lola and I started hiking at 8:30 AM. My route started toward a fairly large rocky crag, then I veered to the left mostly side hilling, but always working my way to the left to gain a ridge. Once on the ridge I followed it for a few hundred feet and then veered to the right. At this point I was aiming for a rocky (talus, boulders and scree) field that gained another saddle just to the southeast of the summit. There were just a couple places where I had to work with Lola to get her to come where I wanted, but all in all it was easy. The terrain is steep making this a little strenuous, but not a torture. I reached the summit at 10:15 AM.

Lola and I ate, drank and I took photos from the summit. I found both markers and we even walked over to a small ledge on the side overlooking NV375. I stayed on the summit for ½ hour before heading down.

My descent was pretty much straight down the rocky field I came up, but I stayed in that ravine for a lot longer. I only headed toward a known rocky crag about ¾ down from the summit. I was back at the truck at 11:55 AM.

I made it home at 4:00 PM. Almost a 12-hour day and I drove 409 miles.
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    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail



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