Ascent of Toiyabe Dome on 2014-09-13
|Others in Party:||Mountain Man Henry The|
Kay Komuro -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, September 13, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||11361 ft / 3462 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis is a difficult hike, and one should be properly prepared both physically and in terms of provisions- especially with heat, this hike requires considerable water.
Unlike my earlier trip report, I was not able to find the nice class 3-4 initial ascent route. That said, we did make it up dealing with a bit of class 3 here and there, but plenty of loose scree as well. As mentioned in my earlier trip report keeping on the ridge below 8500' and just north of the ridge above it until just before peak 10,483.
Once you hit the ridge near peak 10,483, you get a great view of the remaining hike, but beware- you are still about 2 miles away- still a long way to go if you're running low on supplies, or late with time. I've always side-hilled around peak 10,666, but others have gone over it easily. From the pass on the southwest side of that peak, the route is trivial.
The descent is another story. I've never descended on my ascent route (the ridge) as I felt if running out of daylight is an issue, the little canyon to the north (the one that starts just north of peak 8230') would be safer. This time, we descended that in complete darkness (other than our headlamps), and I'm less sure about that call. While we didn't have to worry about navigation (once in the canyon you only need to go down) nor cliffs, there were numerous other hazards (fallen trees, loose rocks, brush) that were still quite challenging and even dangerous in the dark. That said, those in our party that did it with daylight didn't think it was bad at all.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||5401 ft / 1645 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||5401 ft / 1645 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||9.8 mi / 15.8 km|
| Quality:||8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Gain on way in:||5201 ft / 1585 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 5001 ft / 1524 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m|
| Loss on way in:||200 ft / 60 m|
| Distance:||4.8 mi / 7.7 km|
| Route:||Ridge north of Cove Canyon|
| Start Trailhead:||End of Cove Cyn Aquaduct Rd 6360 ft / 1938 m|
| Time:||8 Hours 45 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||5201 ft / 1585 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 5001 ft / 1524 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m|
| Gain on way out:||200 ft / 60 m|
| Distance:||5 mi / 8.1 km|
| Route:||Canyon north of Cove Canyon|
| End Trailhead:||End of Cove Cyn Aquaduct Rd 6360 ft / 1938 m|
| Time:||8 Hours 15 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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