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Ascent of Troy Peak on 2012-09-23

Climber: BMS 914

Others in Party:Joel Brewster
Anji Cerney
Anji Cerney
Collin Kamholz
Eric Kassan
Susan Murphy
Jeff C
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, September 23, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Troy Peak
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:11298 ft / 3443 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a fun hike and a festive day, as Lori was completing her LVMC 50 Classics (our mountaineering club's) list, and we would be taking time at the summit to celebrate her achievement.

Scofield Wash Road is terribly washed out - essentially it has a deep and wide channel that has eroded its way right down the middle. Forget driving it up to the official trailhead (and good camping area) unless you have some sort of specialized vehicle that can handle this kind of terrain (like a dual sport motorcycle). (Note: Even Austin's tricked out Land Cruiser couldn't make it all the way in 2013, and he takes it everywhere with his off-roading buddies.)

So we parked where we thought was a good spot, set up camp, and waited for the others to arrive. The next morning, we set off along the "road", then once it ended at a fence it became a trail and passed through a small forest. This ended in a steeper slope with some outcrops, which were small and easily bypassed. From there we continued to ascend, and eventually hit some large outcrops, found a chute leading up, and climbed it (Class 3). Several more spots like this came up as we ascended a spine, but all were easier than the first one. Eventually, the spine lead to the summit.

Once everyone arrived, there was Champagne and caviar, crackers, strawberries, and many photos of Lori beaming with pride (and relief) at the summit.

Descent followed the route some of the others had take: it had less climbing but more Class 2 stuff on very loose terrain. I preferred our ascent route, personally, and wouldn't have minded downclimbing it.

Overall, it was a very fun outing with a great group, and congrats to Lori!!!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4903 ft / 1493 m
    Elevation Loss:4903 ft / 1493 m
    Distance:11.9 mi / 19.2 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Perfect weather
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4884 ft / 1488 m
    Extra Loss:5 ft / 1 m
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:Scofield Wash to Southeast face
    Trailhead:High as we could get on Scofield Wash Rd  6419 ft / 1956 m
    Time Up:4 Hours 52 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:4898 ft / 1492 m
    Extra Gain:19 ft / 5 m
    Distance:5.9 mi / 9.5 km
    Route:Scofield Wash to Southeast face
    Trailhead:High as we could get on Scofield Wash Rd  6419 ft / 1956 m
    Time Down:3 Hours 32 Minutes
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