Ascent of Prospect Peak on 2010-06-25

Climber: Brad Boester

Date:Friday, June 25, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Prospect Peak
    Elevation:9573 ft / 2917 m

Ascent Trip Report

US 50 2 miles east of downtown Eureka, NV to signed Windfall Canyon Road. Turn right, follow road for about 7 miles to right hand turnoff onto Rocky Canyon Road at 7800ft. This high clearance rough road then switchbacks north for about 2.5 miles to the microwave and cellular tower covered summit. Windfall Canyon road is in good condition but watch out for falling rocks and steep dropoffs. Did not find a summit register or triangulation benchmark. Thanks to Ken Jones for providing information on the Windfall Canyon road route.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2723 ft / 829 m
    Extra Gain:300 ft / 91 m
    Distance:14 mi / 22.5 km
    Route:Windfall Canyon/Rocky Canyon Rds
    Trailhead:Windfall Canyon rd, 2.5 miles from US 50  7450 ft / 2270 m
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
A thundershower approached at the end of my hike
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:2 Hours 15 Minutes

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