Ascent of Hays Canyon Peak on 2012-01-13

Climber: Brad Boester

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 Report

Started 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
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Hours 40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:2 Hours 10 Minutes

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