Ascent of Dogskin Mountain on 2016-05-11

Climber: Eric Kassan

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Dogskin Mountain
    Elevation:7487 ft / 2282 m

Ascent Trip Report

To get to this area, if you are approaching from Winnemucca Ranch Road, be sure to go by Moon Rocks (north of peak 5226)- it's a little longer, but the road is MUCH better. Once on the southwest side of the mountain, I suggest sticking with the main road as long as possible (to near the point marked 1510). I would say a passenger car could probably make it there, but high clearance, and probably 4WD was needed beyond. The road going up from there to north of the summit, has a rough section (deep trench and some moguls), but once past it, the road improves significantly. I could have driven higher than I parked, if I wanted to.

I left the road at about 2120m- it did not end as shown on the topo, but it began curving away from the peak. At about 2160m, I came across a single track (dirt bike route?) that made for a good route to the saddle north of the summit. From there, it was a relatively easy cross-country walk to the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:893 ft / 272 m
    Total Elevation Loss:893 ft / 272 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.9 mi / 3.1 km
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:893 ft / 272 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:North ridge
    Start Trailhead:Road @ 2010m  6594 ft / 2009 m
    Time:45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:893 ft / 272 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.5 km
    Route:North ridge
    End Trailhead:Road @ 2010m  6594 ft / 2009 m
    Time:30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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