Ascent of Nicolls Peak on 2008-11-23
|Others in Party:||Reed & Chana|
|Date:||Sunday, November 23, 2008|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||6070 ft / 1850 m|
Ascent Trip ReportHiked with Reed Tollefson & Chana Cortez. Approached from Sierra Vista tract. Parked along Brooks Road just beyond last house at approx. 3200’. Spoke to landowner – he said this is legal access. Hiked 4x4/motorcycle trail in southeasterly direction generally toward lowest saddle in ridge S of Nichol’s. Crossed wash and followed ducked route on ridge east-northeast then into chute heading NE to the peak. Register at peak with survey disc (in oaks) and another register on peak to E that is slightly higher. Beautiful day – sunny & clear. About 7 hours round trip. VERY steep going up final chute to top.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2870 ft / 874 m|
| Route:||West Side|
| Trailhead:||Long Canyon Road 3200 ft / 975 m|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble|
| Time:||5 Hours |
| Time:||3 Hours |
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