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Ascent of Lee Peak on 2016-07-28

Climber: Gerry Pennington

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, July 28, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Lee Peak
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:11025 ft / 3360 m

Ascent Trip Report

An earlier attempt, (last week ) took me west from Ruby Dome and along the rocky ridge toward Lee Peak. I visited the three bumps along this ridge only to find that the elevation drops and must be climbed up to the final Lee summit.


I left the Spring Creek Campground at 5am and made it back at 4:15 pm (11 hrs)

The trek is long, see the photo below, and the talus is unending with some exposure at the summit but this can be avoided.

Unlike Ruby Dome, Lee Peak is considerably more sylvan with both White Bark and Limber pines growing along the southeast slope. Ground cover includes Shrubby Cinquefoil, Watson's daisies, and stands of bitterbrush.
I didn't find a register at the summit cairn but stashed a new Mason jar and notebook among the rocks.

The view of the Ruby Mountain high country is breathtaking.
Gerry Pennington
Spring Creek, NV.
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The summit of Lee Peak (2016-07-28). Photo by Gerry Pennington.
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Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Scramble
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Spring Creek Campground
    Time:6 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:5 Hours 



Other Photos

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Ruby Dome from Lee Peak summit (2016-07-28). Photo by Gerry Pennington.
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