Ascent of Wheeler Peak on 2012-09-15

Climber: BMS 914

Others in Party:Anji Cerney
Melinda Hernandez -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Collin Kamholz
Eric Kassan
Austin Hubbuch
Date:Saturday, September 15, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wheeler Peak
    Elevation:13063 ft / 3981 m

Ascent Trip Report

Part four of a day hike trip in the Snake Range to summit several LVMC 50 Classics. Sequence was Bald, Wheeler, Jeff Davis, Wheeler, and Baker (both summits). Car shuttle was set up in advance.

This section included the Class 2 scramble back up from Jeff Davis, a re-summit of Wheeler Peak, then a trip down to traverse over to Baker Peak. The traverse was an easy one, again light scrambling (Class 2) and some rugged terrain, but nothing terribly difficult. Coming back up from Jeff Davis the most strenuous part of the trip so far, but still pretty easy.

***See Baker Peak trip report for the GPS track for the entire hike.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:745 ft / 226 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1237 ft / 376 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Clear day with a few clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:741 ft / 225 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 724 ft / 221 m; Extra: 17 ft / 5m
    Loss on way in:17 ft / 5 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.2 km
    Route:E/SE Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Wheeler/Jeff Davis Saddle  12339 ft / 3760 m
    Time:43 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1220 ft / 371 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1216 ft / 371 m; Extra: 4 ft / 1m
    Gain on way out:4 ft / 1 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.5 km
    Route:W Ridge to S Ridge
    End Trailhead:Wheeler/Baker Saddle  11847 ft / 3610 m
    Time:46 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Snake Jeff Davis# (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Bald Mountain2012-09-15 a1491 ft / 454 m
2Wheeler Peak2012-09-15 b2253 ft / 687 m
3Jeff Davis Peak2012-09-15 c449 ft / 137 m
4Wheeler Peak2012-09-15 d745 ft / 227 m
5Baker Peak2012-09-15 e735 ft / 224 m
Total Trip Gain: 5673 ft / 1729 m    Total Trip Loss: 7744 ft / 2360 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by BMS 914
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