Ascent of Eagle Peak on 2015-02-15

Climber: Daryn Dodge

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, February 15, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Eagle Peak
    Elevation:3428 ft / 1044 m

Ascent Trip Report

Followed Zdon's drive route in his desert climbing book. It was about 9.3 miles of driving on the pole line road from Hwy 40 to the turn-off for Eagle Pass Road. The turn was about 0.25 mi. past another signed dirt road that may be an alternate way to get to Eagle Pass. I drove 7 mi. on Eagle Pass road to where I parked in a wash a little short of the pass. This put me right at the start of the south ridge route for Eagle Peak. The drive to here required 4WD mainly because the last 3-4 miles of driving was mostly in washes with deep sand. Actually fun to drive in with 4WD. The climb included some steep rocky sections, as well as a few annoying loose scree sections. Nice desert view from the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1624 ft / 494 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route:South Ridge
    Trailhead:Eagle Pass wash  1804 ft / 549 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2-3
    Route Conditions:
Ascent Statistics
    Time:36 Minutes

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