Ascent of Peak 4140 on 2020-03-28

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Stacey Kassan <16864> (did not summit)
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, March 28, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Peak 4140
    Elevation:4140 ft / 1261 m

Ascent Trip Report

We approached via Devils Hole Road which was a well maintained dirt road. We then took a jeep road that required high clearance about a mile east to where we started. Had we driven maybe half a mile further, we might have found a road that went all the way to the where the canyon gets narrow. One can make this hike at least half the distance by driving well up into the canyon.

At that point, we wanted to take the narrow canyon heading east, but were stopped by deep holes and steep walls. I could have climbed around, but Stacey was uncertain, so we backed up a bit and found the route we settled on. The slope up the high ridge was not bad, with numerous nice patches of solid rock (as opposed to the plentiful loose scree).

While Stacey stopped at about 4,040' I proceeded around the highest parts of that section, descended to about 3,900' on a ridge which was not bad to traverse (and had some presumably game trails). I couldn't tell which summit was highest so I visited both, both of which had great views.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2200 ft / 669 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2200 ft / 670 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10.7 mi / 17.2 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2000 ft / 609 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1750 ft / 533 m; Extra: 250 ft / 76m
    Loss on way in:250 ft / 76 m
    Distance:5.6 mi / 9 km
    Route:See GPS track
    Start Trailhead:Road @ 2390'  2390 ft / 728 m
    Time:4 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1950 ft / 594 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1750 ft / 533 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m
    Gain on way out:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:5.1 mi / 8.2 km
    Route:See GPS track
    End Trailhead:Road @ 2390'  2390 ft / 728 m
    Time:3 Hours 15 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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