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A Climb of Boundary Peak in Nevada
Timestamp Free: 2018.12.16 - 09:50:40
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Sierra Nevada Range
  (2 days)     Elevation Gain: 1400m
Participants: Klaus haring
Difficulty: 2: Scrambling over snow covered boulders
Climbing Boundary and Montgomery Peak
This is part of a bigger journey. See Road Trip to California 1997 [photo]img452.jpg[caption]Distant view of Boundary and Montgomery Peak (at left) Also see Boundary Peak, Nevada's Highpoint[/photo]

Boundary Peak is the highest mountain in Nevada and the only summit over 4000m in that state. It lay near my way to California so I hoped to climb it. Driving west along Hwy6 from Tonopah I soon identified it in the distance and stopped a few times to take photos. Driving south from Montgomery Pass I began looking for a road towards it, but saw nothing obvious, certainly no signage. I stopped in Benton, a small settlement at the junction with Hwy120 and asked at a gas station. I was told to look for an abandoned building just north of the border and drove back a few miles. There I found a narrow dirt road that soon led into a winding canyon. It was a surprisingly easy drive past some abandoned mine works, except for one switchback on the final hill, that was so tight I had to reverse in my Zuzuki Sidekick Sport. In the near 3000m high saddle I found a flat enough spot to sleep in the car. In the evening there was enough time to climb the small hill, Kennedy Point to the north. [photo]img458.jpg[caption]Sunrise[/photo]

In the morning I woke to a lurid red sunrise. Red sky in the morning... I took no warning and set out on the easy looking ridge walk to the south. After a long flat ridge I dropped into Trail Canyon Saddle, then climbed steeper slopes to a small sub peak, little more than a bump on the shoulder. I then continued along the narrower ridge to what looked like the summit. By the time I got there I was under a dark cloud and it began to snow lightly. Also to the south an obviously higher peak beckoned. There was no summit register or other...

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