Ascent of Hays Canyon Peak on 2012-01-13
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Friday, January 13, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Hi-Clearance Vehicle|
|Peak:||Hays Canyon Peak|
| Elevation:||7920 ft / 2414 m|
Ascent Trip ReportStarted about one mile from devils gate on the Hays Canyon road.
Climbed up to ridgeline south of road to point 7535 then turned south to 7600ft and bushwacked through a small grove of aspen trees to the base of 40 ft cliffs that led to the summit plateau, found a relatively easy classII gap through the cliffs. Entire route had knee high grass and scattered sagebrush covering rocks. Summit registry in a glass jar.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||2785 ft / 849 m|
| Distance:||10 mi / 16.1 km|
| Route:||WestRidge/North Side|
| Trailhead:||HaysCanyon Rd 5135 ft / 1565 m|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country, Bushwhack|
| Weather:||Cool, Breezy, Clear|
| Time Up:||2 Hours 40 Minutes|
| Time Down:||2 Hours 10 Minutes|
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