Ascent of Virgin Peak on 2010-03-06

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Val McNay
Atsuko Koga
Date:Saturday, March 6, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Virgin Peak
    Elevation:8071 ft / 2460 m

Ascent Trip Report

We knew it was early in the season, but we figured we'd try Virgin Peak anyway. The road (from the south) ceases to be passable at about 4480', where a major boulder blocks the narrow canyon. We hiked up the road about 2.5 miles, then climbed the ridge to the west, which is the south ridge leading up to the peak. Parts of the ridge had some challenging bushwhacking, made more challenging by snow covering clearer ground, but snow was really only an issue the last half mile or so.

The summit register (assuming there was one) was buried under snow, so we left a new one.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3891 ft / 1185 m
    Extra Gain:150 ft / 45 m
    Distance:9.6 mi / 15.4 km
    Route:South ridge
    Trailhead:Boulders blocking road south of peak  4480 ft / 1365 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:4 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:3 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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