Ascent of Virgin Peak on 2010-03-06
|Others in Party:||Val McNay|
|Date:||Saturday, March 6, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Hi-Clearance Vehicle|
| Elevation:||8071 ft / 2460 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWe 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|
| Time Up:||4 Hours 15 Minutes|
| Time Down:||3 Hours 30 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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