Ascent of Montgomery Peak on 2012-07-21

Climber: BMS 914

Others in Party:Collin Kamholz
Rich Stephens <6649> (not officially in our party)
Date:Saturday, July 21, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Montgomery Peak
    Elevation:13441 ft / 4096 m

Ascent Trip Report

Route is a mix of Class 2 and 3. The Class 2 (dirt mixed with bits of scree on very steep slope) is actually the tricky part of the traverse, the climbing is not hard. Collin was feeling very ill with what was later determined to be moderate AMS and turned back almost immediately. He and Anji waited for me to finish on the summit of Boundary Peak. I made this more difficult due to pushing a bit to lessen the wait time for my friends. Nearly the entire traverse, except the one easy part, the saddle area, takes place at 13000' or higher. Saddle is at 12900'. The hike up to Boundary Peak is very sandy and more taxing than it would seem from the stats, so you are starting with a good hike already on your legs. Figure 50-60 minutes each way to get to/from Boundary Peak, more if you are a slower hiker.

Spoke with Rich Stephens during the traverse (he was heading back to Boundary by this time) and told him about the LVMC, which he later joined. (See Boundary Peak entry.)
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:887 ft / 269 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4880 ft / 1486 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Sunny and clear with light breeze
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:587 ft / 178 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 571 ft / 174 m; Extra: 16 ft / 4m
    Loss on way in:16 ft / 4 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:Northeast Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Summit of Boundary Peak, NV  12870 ft / 3922 m
    Time:46 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4864 ft / 1482 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 4564 ft / 1391 m; Extra: 300 ft / 91m
    Gain on way out:300 ft / 91 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route:Northeast Ridge to Boundary/Trail Cyn
    End Trailhead:Trail Canyon Saddle to Northeast Ridge  8877 ft / 2705 m
    Time:3 Hours 43 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Boundary_Montgomery

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Boundary Peak2012-07-21 a4385 ft / 1337 m
2Montgomery Peak2012-07-21 b887 ft / 270 m
Total Trip Gain: 5272 ft / 1607 m    Total Trip Loss: 5272 ft / 1606 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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