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Ascent of Granite Peak on 2014-07-15

Climber: Scott Greco

Others in Party:Cameron Greco
Date:Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Granite Peak
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:9732 ft / 2966 m

Ascent Trip Report

Had planned on doing Boundary Peak instead, but because of the clear skies in the forecast at Granite and 30% chance of thunderstorms at Boundary we (my son and I) came here instead. Great little hike. We were able to park my 2WD Dodge Ram at the end of the road listed as a 4WD road on the map. We made it without any issues but I do recommend a high clearance vehicle. There was no real trail to follow, so we followed the fence line for the most part. Bushwacking all the way up, then it's definitely a class 2 and some 3 scramble for the last 3 to 400 feet. Fabulous day, inspite of the bugs and the haziness that was all over the valley.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:932 ft / 284 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Trailhead:End of road  8800 ft / 2682 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Hazy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes



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