Ascent of Nannies Peak on 2011-08-23

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Others in Party:Dean Molen -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Nannies Peak
    Elevation:8780 ft / 2676 m

Ascent Trip Report

I approached Nannies Pk from Hwy 226 about 4 miles west of its intersection with Hwy 225. I turned south on a gravel road and zeroed my ododmeter. At 1.7 miles I turned left and at 2.0 miles turned right. At 2.3 miles go through a barb wire gate, at 3.3 turn left, at 3.6 take the left fork, at 5.5 go through another gate. At 5.7 turn right and at 5.9 take the left fork. At 6.3 park at about 7,400 ft elevation.

Dean and I discussed where the summit high point was located on the ridge to the west, but were a little confused. My GPS was pointing to the large rocky outcropping on the left in the foreground, but it seemed to be too close to be the summit. The summit is hidden behind that rocky outcropping.

We hiked through the drainage to the south and up the grassy slope to the large rocky outcropping. We passed to the left around the rocky outcropping and then could see another rocky high point on the left side of the ridge ahead of us. We climbed up the steep slope and at the base of the high point we knew we were close. We were just a few hundred feet both vertically and horizontally from the summit, but the slope was covered with brushy aspen and large boulders. We fought our way up the slope, finally going under a large leaning boulder and then scrambling up the final 30 ft to the summit.

For the descent we went down the south ridge that had much less brush. There were still some boulders to scramble over, but it was easier without the brush. Great views from the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1380 ft / 420 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    Route:East Side
    Trailhead:7400 ft / 2255 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dennis Poulin
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