Ascent of Nicolls Peak on 2013-06-16
|Others in Party:||Tanya Roton|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, June 16, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||6070 ft / 1850 m|
Ascent Trip Report***Private Outing***
via HPS Route 1. Headed east from the parking area across a couple of dry creeks and then east up the third creek to the base of the steep slope leading up to a knotched saddle between Heald and Nicholls peaks. Real steep heading up the slippery, sandy slope to the saddle along pretty easily followed use trail. From the saddle headed north and then northeast up the ridgeline. Crossing over to the western side of the NE ridge at about 5530' we went off route, eventually finding our way up through the class 2/3 boulders and intersecting the clear use trail further up slope than we should have. The correct (probably easier, but not as much fun) route would have been to continue NW until crossing the gully; the use trail becomes real obvious on that other side of the gully (this was the route we took coming down).
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2 ft / 0 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||3.6 mi / 5.8 km|
| Trailhead:||6068 ft / 1849 m|
| Quality:||8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Windy, Clear|
| Time:||2 Hours 30 Minutes|
| Time:||1 Hours 20 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Mat Kelliher
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