Ascent of Morey Peak on 2012-10-06
|Others in Party:||Anji Cerney|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, October 6, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||10246 ft / 3122 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis turned into a very long day as a party member we were supposed to meet decided not to come and didn't even let us know it. Sadly, we were relying on his 4x4 truck to get us up to the trailhead, and our day started where the road washed out and Anji's Scion xB wasn't going to make it any further.
So we walked around the yawning pit where the road used to be and started walking up the road, about 6 miles to the trailhead. It was long and otherwise uneventful.
The route follows a series of ridges amid trees and deer many hunters. It was generally fairly straightforward, and we saw a couple of colossal trophy bighorn sheep a few miles from the summit. Near the top we elected to climb an exposed arete rather than brave the thorny bushes in the gully. It had good holds and was the highlight of the trip. But others have told me there is a Class 2 walk around.
We hit the subpeak on the way down (see separate entry). We got back to the pit and Anji's car just as the darkness became complete, and I was out of water.
Anji's battery chose that moment to die, and we ended up spending the night - not so bad as it wasn't cold and we had our camping gear with us anyway having spent the night before near the trailhead we used. In the morning some friendly hunters were up and about and one agreed to jump our battery.
We had to drive to Ely to refuel, even though it was in the opposite direction we were heading (i.e. back to Las Vegas), because we didn't think we could make it back to the last gas station where we filled up. The same thing happened when I scouted it with Collin shortly before, so I strongly advise bring extra fuel for your vehicle and/or planning to refuel in Ely. Anji's battery died again while we were getting breakfast in Ely, so I found an auto parts store and replaced it - it was just worn out.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||5688 ft / 1733 m|
| Extra Gain:||674 ft / 205 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||24.3 mi / 39.1 km|
| Route:||NE Ridge|
| Trailhead:||NE Route, from washout 5906 ft / 1800 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 3|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble, Exposed Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Tent Camp|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
Clear day with a few clouds
|Ascent Part of Trip: Morey|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 5886 ft / 1794 m Total Trip Loss: 5886 ft / 1794 m
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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