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Ascent of Nicolls Peak on 2008-11-23

Climber: Sean Rowe

Others in Party:Reed & Chana
Date:Sunday, November 23, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Nicolls Peak
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:6070 ft / 1850 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked 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
Ascent Statistics
    Time:5 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 



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