Ascent of Dogskin Mountain on 2012-04-27

Climber: Ken Jones

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, April 27, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Dogskin Mountain
    Elevation:7487 ft / 2282 m

Ascent Trip Report

Please note - I do not claim this to be the best, or even a good, route on this peak. I do know it worked for me, but I understand that folks driving true 4WD can drive much higher a little farther to the northwest.


From the junction of Winnemucca Ranch Road ("WRR") and Range Land Road, where the pavement ends on WRR, head north 2.0 miles on WRR. (Some maps suggest a direct western approach instead of heading north first, but the much better road is 2 miles north.) Turn left (west) onto a broad though occasionally obscure BLM access road and follow it for 6.0 miles. You will keep right at major junctions during this 6 miles; generally, you want to keep Dogskin Mountain nearby on your right. At this point you will be at the junction mapped on the topo as 1555 meters. In good, dry conditions any passenger car should be able to get here. Turn right, gently uphill on a less major road (many will be able to drive a passenger car for at least part of this next section) and follow it 1.5 miles to a fence line where it bends left and then winds a bit, passing a jeep trail on your left, to a livestock water tank on your right 0.2 mile past the fence. Bear left another 0.1 mile uphill to where your road goes right and downhill, and an ATV/motorcycle patch heads left and uphill. Park here, at 1750 meters elevation. (Note: This area is a major ORV playground. The first time I checked it out was on a weekend, and I didn't choose to hike under those noise and crowd conditions, so I came back on a weekday.)


Follow the main ATV track uphill, heading up at forks, until it disappears above 1900 meters. Follow your nose up the hill to the summit, bypassing bouldery sections as necessary.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1812 ft / 553 m
    Extra Gain:33 ft / 10 m
    Route:SSW ridge
    Trailhead:Dirt road at 1750 m  5741 ft / 1749 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ken Jones
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