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Ascent of Boundary Peak on 2006-09-07

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Bob Skinner and Blaze from lake tahoe.
Date:Thursday, September 7, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Boundary Peak
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:13140 ft / 4005 m

Ascent Trip Report

SUMMIT DAY FOR USA HIGHPOINT #46

6h15 hrs - Left the TH after signing the register, I more or less followed yesterday's route to trail canyon saddle (elev 10,800 ft). I zig-zagged/scrambled my way up the N ridge, on rocky rough trails (more than one), thru large talus/bolders. The going was tough, a lot huffing and puffing and granny stops. Once you hit the NE ridge (elev 12,800 ft) the trail bears right, with easier climbing to the summit. Arrived 10h30 hrs for highpoint #46.
Met Bob Skinner from lake tahoe, who's been up here about 20 times - the last 12 yrs, he's been up here every year. He was waiting for his friend Blaze, who had hiked the ridge over to montgomery peak in CA (the CA/NV border is in between these two peaks. We snacked, spent an hour on the top.

They invited me to follow them down the E ridge, then cross country, on a straight line to base camp. Much faster, a lot of loose rock with a lot of sliding. Arrived camp at 14h00 hrs. They will drive out today, Rose and I will overnight here and drive out in the morning, on our way to my next highpoint, Mt Whitney.

"IF YOU DON'T STAND FOR SOMETHING, YOU'LL FALL FOR ANYTHING"
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4140 ft / 1262 m
    Elevation Loss:4140 ft / 1262 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4140 ft / 1262 m
    Distance:8.1 mi / 13 km
    Route:to canyon saddle/N ridge to summit, Highpoint#46
    Trailhead:campground at end of trail canyon road  9000 ft / 2743 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:4140 ft / 1262 m
    Route:E ridge/straight open country trail to campground
    Trailhead:campground at end of trail canyon road  9000 ft / 2743 m



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