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Ascent of Moapa Peak on 2010-01-17

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Jose Witt
Susan Murphy
Harlan Stockman
Date:Sunday, January 17, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Moapa Peak
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:6471 ft / 1972 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is one of those hikes that looks impossible from the trailhead. Surprisingly it involved only class 3 climbing. The hike up is steep and there is enough class 1-2 that I would have appreciated my poles. The one thing that could keep some off the summit is a 100 yard knife-edge ridge one must cross to reach the summit. As long as one does not have huge problems with heights, the climbing stays class 3, so it is quite doable.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3511 ft / 1069 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3511 ft / 1069 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3411 ft / 1039 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3311 ft / 1009 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:to pass btwn pks 4542 and 5246, then to east edge
    Start Trailhead:Moapa Peak trailhead  3160 ft / 963 m
    Time:3 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3411 ft / 1039 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 3311 ft / 1009 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Gain on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:east across knife edge, then to to pass btwn pks 4
    End Trailhead:Moapa Peak trailhead  3160 ft / 963 m
    Time:3 Hours 15 Minutes



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