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Ascent of Boundary Peak on 2009-08-02

Climber: Ryan Phillips

Date:Sunday, August 2, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Boundary Peak
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:13140 ft / 4005 m

Ascent Trip Report

Took the dirt road off of hwy 264 out to trailhead in a minivan without difficulty. Took the slightly longer but more gently sloping Trail Canyon Saddle route. Made it to the saddle in less than 2 hours with a slow group. Another 2.5 from there to summit with multiple stops for my group to stay together. 2 other guys who summited took the steeper route up the scree bowl and both said they wished they'd gone the other way. We went down that scree pretty easily and were very glad we hadn't gone up it. The weather at the top was perfect, and we had a gorgeous view of the surrounding ranges.

Tips: 90 ounces of fluid was more than enough for me with our weather. Overnight camping on the trail (past the trailhead) requires a permit as do campfires (even at the trailhead). We did neither to make things easier.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4140 ft / 1262 m
    Elevation Loss:4140 ft / 1262 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:4140 ft / 1262 m
    Route:Trail Canyon
    Trailhead:Boundary Peak Trailhead  9000 ft / 2743 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:4140 ft / 1262 m
    Trailhead:Boundary Peak Trailhead  9000 ft / 2743 m



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