Ascent of Nicolls Peak on 2013-06-16

Climber: Mat Kelliher

Others in Party:Tanya Roton
Stella Cheung
Winnette Butler
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, June 16, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Nicolls Peak
    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
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    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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