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Ascent of Sand Springs Range High Point on 2016-09-05

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Tim Newman
Date:Monday, September 5, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Sand Springs Range High Point
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:7467 ft / 2275 m

Ascent Trip Report

I'm really not sure what the best route here is. The (north) ridge we took up had some pretty tough spots and a bit of challenging routefinding in a spot or two. The (south) ridge we took down looked great, but then we either would have had to ascend more and face the unknown on the other side or descend down the tough chute we did. It wasn't fun, but once down to the main canyon (which seamed like it took forever) it was an easy walk out.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2627 ft / 800 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2627 ft / 800 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.3 mi / 6.9 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2527 ft / 770 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2427 ft / 739 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Route:East ridge
    Start Trailhead:Road @ 5040'  5040 ft / 1536 m
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2527 ft / 770 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2427 ft / 739 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Gain on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Route:Southeast ridge
    End Trailhead:Road @ 5040'  5040 ft / 1536 m
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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