Ascent of Toiyabe Dome on 2012-09-02

Climber: BMS 914

Others in Party:Anji Cerney
Austin Hubbuch
Collin Kamholz
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, September 2, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Toiyabe Dome
    Elevation:11361 ft / 3462 m

Ascent Trip Report

From the saddle with the southeast summit, I again ran back up to the main summit. My whole side trip had taken less than 20 minutes, and Collin was just waking up from his nap. Everyone got ready and we headed down.

The descent path was much the same as the way we went up. Once off the ridgeline and back on the steep stuff the footing was every bit as bad as the ascent was. Lots of loose dirt on hardpan/rock. We recovered the climbing gear we had cached (and never used), and downclimbed the rocky wall back to the road. We also hit a block talus fall at the end that we somehow missed on the way up. A short while later we were back at the trailhead.

We broke camp and began the long drive to our Mount Jefferson trailhead.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:603 ft / 183 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5454 ft / 1662 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.5 mi / 8.8 km
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Clear day
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:155 ft / 47 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:Southeast Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Saddle w/Toiyabe Southeast  11206 ft / 3415 m
    Time:4 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:5454 ft / 1662 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 5006 ft / 1525 m; Extra: 448 ft / 136m
    Gain on way out:448 ft / 136 m
    Distance:5.3 mi / 8.5 km
    Route:North Ridge to East Ridge
    End Trailhead:End of Cove Canyon Rd  6355 ft / 1937 m
    Time:4 Hours 42 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Toiyabe Dome# (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Toiyabe Dome2012-09-02 a5287 ft / 1611 m
2Toiyabe Dome-Southeast Summit2012-09-02 b129 ft / 39 m
3Toiyabe Dome2012-09-02 c603 ft / 184 m
Total Trip Gain: 6019 ft / 1834 m    Total Trip Loss: 6019 ft / 1834 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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