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Ascent of Spirit Mountain on 2010-12-11

Climber: Bryan Cox

Others in Party:Colton Cox
Date:Saturday, December 11, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Spirit Mountain
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:5639 ft / 1718 m

Ascent Trip Report

Finally, we made it to the top !! Third time's a charm.

UTM datum wgs84
Trailhead 11S 705915 E 3904089 N
SP-1 11S 706388 E 3905030 N
SP-2 11S 706483 E 3905049 N
SP-3 Saddle 11S 706696 E 3905138 N

The key is to get to waypoint SP-2 and find
cairns. Once you find the cairns, the trail is
well marked to the summit. In fact, follow the cairns – not the GPS at this point.
The summit medallion is in between two summits of rather equal height. However I think the North summit is the true peak.
There are log books at both summits – I signed both.
I wore leather construction gloves most of the way. There are lots of cacti, bring a small roll of duct tape.

Winter is the ideal season for this hike/climb.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2559 ft / 780 m
    Elevation Loss:2559 ft / 780 m
    Grade/Class:2-3
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2559 ft / 780 m
    Route:11S 706483E 3905049N
    Trailhead:11S 705915E 3904089N  3080 ft / 938 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2559 ft / 780 m
    Trailhead:11S 705915E 3904089N  3080 ft / 938 m



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