Ascent of Sheep Mountain on 2017-08-30

Climber: Jim Wick

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Sheep Mountain
    Elevation:12497 ft / 3809 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked along the scenic bywy where there was a small sign and parking area outlined by small rocks. Originally I was going to do this peak the previous day but didn't have enough time with afternoon buildup. Then the plan was to do White Mtn on this day but a big storm was to hit in a couple hours which didn't allow for enough time to safely complete white mtn. So decided to get this peak in before the storm came. On the west side of the road, the terrain gets steeper quickly. I traversed a bit around Limestone Peak for easier footing and grade. I would get Limestone Peak on the way back. Spent a good half hour at the summit. Signed the register. Found the benchmark and two reference marks. Returned the same way but a more direct route via Limestone Peak.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1003 ft / 305 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1003 ft / 305 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.2 mi / 2 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1003 ft / 305 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 981 ft / 299 m; Extra: 22 ft / 6m
    Loss on way in:22 ft / 6 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Start Trailhead:Scenic Byway  11516 ft / 3510 m
    Time:56 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:981 ft / 299 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.4 km
    End Trailhead:saddle between Limestone Peak  11516 ft / 3510 m
    Time:15 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip:

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Piute Mountain2017-08-29555 ft / 169 m
2Cottonwood Benchmark2017-08-2996 ft / 29 m
3Sheep Mountain2017-08-301003 ft / 306 m
4Limestone Peak2017-08-3070 ft / 21 m
5White Mountains Peak 109202017-08-30150 ft / 46 m
6Silver Peak2017-08-3070 ft / 21 m
7Sierra View 2017-08-30 
Total Trip Gain: 1944 ft / 592 m    Total Trip Loss: 2229 ft / 679 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jim Wick
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