Ascent of Mount Rose on 2020-07-22

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Rose
    Elevation:10776 ft / 3284 m

Ascent Trip Report

Slept in the parking lot of Rose Summit Parking lot. Woke up at 4 AM went back to sleep and got up at 5:30 AM, choked down sweet roll and Vitamin water and headed out at 5:41. I was immediately impresses with the pines on the walk in that both species of Bristlecone and pinon (5 in a bundle and 2 in a bundle) looked very different than the ones in the CO area. I must go back and see if they are different species, varieties, etc. The open terrain was well received since the signs say it is mountain lion and black bear terrain. The trails are well maintained and well marked all the way. There is not much gain for the first 2.5 miles but a lot of up and down roller coaster ride. The waterfall is nice but not as exciting as I expected since so many people go hike to it. The Trail all the way to the summit is so comfortable on the feet that I give this hike a high rating for its nice views, high prominence, and view of the great lake Tahoe.

There is a double summit and the second is lower according to the USGS map but there was an impressive wall of rocks built by someone as a wind shelter so I ventured over there and then reclimbed back to the actual peak then headed down to the saddle with Church Peak which I did for extra credit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2361 ft / 719 m
    Total Elevation Loss:460 ft / 139 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.9 mi / 9.5 km
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:55F start 75F end
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2281 ft / 695 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1901 ft / 579 m; Extra: 380 ft / 115m
    Loss on way in:380 ft / 115 m
    Distance:5.3 mi / 8.5 km
    Route:see GPS track
    Start Trailhead:Rose Summit Parking  8875 ft / 2705 m
    Time:2 Hours 5 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:80 ft / 24 m
    Gain on way out:80 ft / 24 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:see GPS track
    End Trailhead:saddle between peaks  
    Time:20 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: NV-CA

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Davidson2020-07-211700 ft / 518 m
2Slide Mountain2020-07-21 b877 ft / 267 m
3Mount Rose2020-07-22 a2361 ft / 720 m
4Church Peak2020-07-22 b226 ft / 69 m
5Mount Houghton2020-07-22 c1284 ft / 391 m
6Boundary Peak2020-07-23 a4329 ft / 1319 m
7Trail Canyon Saddle Peak2020-07-23 b695 ft / 212 m
10White Mountain Peak2020-07-24 a3409 ft / 1039 m
11White Mountains Wilderness High Point2020-07-24 b 
12Mount Barcroft2020-07-24 c645 ft / 197 m
13White Mountains Peak 109202020-07-24 d276 ft / 84 m
14Silver Peak2020-07-24 e182 ft / 55 m
15Peak 90802020-07-24 f559 ft / 170 m
20Rattlesnake Mountain2020-07-25400 ft / 122 m
Total Trip Gain: 16943 ft / 5163 m    Total Trip Loss: 2595 ft / 791 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by William Musser
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