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Ascent of Sheep Peak on 2009-10-18

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Jose Witt
Monica Witt
Harlan Stockman
Bill Siegal
Date:Sunday, October 18, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Sheep Peak
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:9750 ft / 2971 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a Las Vegas Mountaineers Club hike up the east side from Pine Nut Camp. This route is supposed to be less scenic than the routes from the west side, but with less of an elevation gain.

The route was straightforward (thanks to GPS), and not too challenging (only class 2), though the bushwhacking got tough in places.

The view from the summit was great with views of Las Vegas, Lake Mead, and many surrounding mountains.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3100 ft / 944 m
    Extra Gain:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Route:prominent wash east of the peak
    Trailhead:Pine Nut Camp  6750 ft / 2057 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles



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