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Ascent of Ireteba Peaks on 2010-01-30

Climber: Eric Kassan

Date:Saturday, January 30, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Ireteba Peaks
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:5052 ft / 1539 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is a nice, relatively short, hike that ends in a peak with great views of the Colorado River. It never needs to go beyond class 2, but one can enjoy some class 3 if one heads for the peak before reaching the ridgeline. Based on register entries, the summit is not climbed very often.

The (dirt) approach road is in great condition for quite a while - I took the road heading due east from US 93, and made it to 1050m. I might have made it further if I had gone north on the powerline road, and then east on the next road further north (that one does not go through to US 93).
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1707 ft / 519 m
    Extra Gain:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:Drainage south of peak, then SW face
    Trailhead:road that heads east from US 93 to 1050m  3445 ft / 1050 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 15 Minutes



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