Ascent of Sixmile Hill on 2010-05-15

Climber: Brad Boester

Date:Saturday, May 15, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Sixmile Hill
    Elevation:7496 ft / 2284 m

Ascent Trip Report

Directions: Interstate 80 Exit 229,(Battle Mountain,Business 80) road turns into main street for the town of Battle Mountain, at a fourway stop, turn left(north) onto N. Reese road which becomes Nevada hwy 806, set odometer. Mile 6 is a railroad crossing,at 6.5 miles the pavement ends, the road becomes graded gravel and curves to the left, it is suitable for 2wd low clearance vehicles. 8miles is a BLM fire danger sign, 16 miles cross a cattle guard, 19.6 miles is a junction signed "25 Ranch" take the right fork(northeast), at 23.5 miles cross a cattle guard and immediately take a left onto a rougher dirt road (2wd when dry) which is passable in a sedan with caution. Mile 25.7 cross under high voltage powerlines, 25.9 miles crest a ridge and start to descend. 26.7 miles from Battle Mountain jct you will see a dirt road to the left, park here. Sixmile hill is directly to the north 3.5 miles of cross country through grass and scattered sagebrush along a gently sloping ridge, but the true summit is hidden behind a prominent round subpeak. A few interesting rock outcroppings are at 6800ft, you can traverse around them on either side and you will see the true summit. Route is no more than easy class II. Summit register is in a glass jar.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2411 ft / 735 m
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route:South Ridge
    Trailhead:Izzenhood Road  5085 ft / 1549 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 15 Minutes

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