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A Climb of Boundary Peak in Nevada
Timestamp Free: 2020.02.17 - 03:32:51
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
When I wrote my report Road Trip to California 1997 I wanted to link the Boundary Peak report to it, but could not find it, not in my document files either. I seemed to remember having writen something and wondered whether I only composed it in my head. Eventually I found a mini report with the photo essay and expanded it to this report. [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, I had no name for it, then climbed steeper slopes to a small sub...

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