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Ascent of Ireteba Peaks on 2010-01-30

Climber: Eric Kassan

Date:Saturday, January 30, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Ireteba Peaks
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:5052 ft / 1539 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is a nice, relatively short, hike that ends in a peak with great views of the Colorado River. It never needs to go beyond class 2, but one can enjoy some class 3 if one heads for the peak before reaching the ridgeline. Based on register entries, the summit is not climbed very often.

The (dirt) approach road is in great condition for quite a while - I took the road heading due east from US 93, and made it to 1050m. I might have made it further if I had gone north on the powerline road, and then east on the next road further north (that one does not go through to US 93).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1707 ft / 520 m
    Extra Gain:50 ft / 15 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:Drainage south of peak, then SW face
    Trailhead:road that heads east from US 93 to 1050m  3445 ft / 1050 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes



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