Ascent of Boundary Peak on 1997-08-21

Climber: Scott Cockrell

Date:Thursday, August 21, 1997
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Boundary Peak
    Elevation:13140 ft / 4005 m

Ascent Trip Report

The first time we looked for the road we couldn't find it, so went and spent the night in Tonopah NV. Next day we found the road -- our little rented car got all scratched on both sides forcing its way between the dry brush on either side of the road. Climb was mostly uneventful -- but our late start meant we got back just as it got dark. Slept out at the end of the road -- the stars were spectacular. The next day we hit a rock too hard going (very slowly) down the road and destroyed a tire. We were putting the doughnut tire on when a guy in a pickup truck came down the road and offered to fix our tire for us. We followed him to his trailer not too far away -- he fished out a tire kit from a huge stash of odds and ends and fixed it for us. He didn't want to take any money -- but we insisted. The tire failed again just as we were getting into Bishop CA -- so we bought a new one. Hated to do it on a rental car, but we really were pretty hard on it.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp

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