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Boundary Peak in Spring

 
Boundary Peak in Spring

Page Type: Trip Report

Location: Nevada, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 37.84605°N / 118.35117°W

Object Title: Boundary Peak in Spring

Date Climbed/Hiked: May 20, 2005

Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

 

Page By: reboyles

Created/Edited: Feb 23, 2013 / Mar 15, 2013

Object ID: 839885

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Overview

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The White Mountains. Boundary Peak is on the left
Sometime in the spring of 2005, John (Splattski) and I discussed over (office) email how we'd each climbed most of the western state high points without ever setting a goal to get them all. Both of us were approaching, or at, one of those "Big Os" in life and highpointing looked like a worthy objective and good excuse to get out and see some new country. With the exception of Denali, most of the western high points have an "easy" route to the summit and don't require a lot of technical gear which really appealed to us. While looking into state high points we came across the Highpointers club and after reading about their adventures it didn't take us long to start making plans to shorten our lists. Boundary Peak, Nevada's highpoint was our first unfinished objective and a perfect excuse for a few days of adventure. We exchanged a few more emails to nail down the logistics and our plans were set.

We had all arranged to meet at the Queen Mine at 9200' on Boundary Peak in Nevada. Dylan was flying into Reno where John was going to pick him up. Gord and I were driving down from Boise. When Dylan and John got to the mine, Gordy and I were looking pretty comfy.. and making fun of John because he arrived 40 minutes later than we had planned a week earlier from 500 miles away through email.

Team: Bob, Gordy, Dylan, and John
Start: (Queen Mine) 9200' - Summit: 13,140' (3940'~)
Climb start 5:45am - Back to car at 1:30pm

Splattski's Trip Report - Boundary Peak, NV

The Queen Mine Approach

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The Sierra Mountains near the California border

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Boundary Peak from the road to the Queen mine

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Dylan at our camp after a long flight and drive to Nevada. The Sierras are in the background


The Climb

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The saddle at 9700'
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Gord on the first steep climb 

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Boundary Peak (and the route) coming into view

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Approaching the ridge

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Climbing to the false summit
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Nearing the top of the false summit

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Looking down the scree covered face

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Boundary's summit ridge

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The start of the snow climbing 

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Dylan gaining the ridge 

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The start of the summit ridge 

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Gord on the summit ridge

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Gord just below the summit 

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The steep finish to the summit

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Gord and Dylan below the summit

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Gord and Dylan

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Gord, Bob, Dylan, and Splattski on the summit of Boundary Peak

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Splattski descending Boundary Peak, NV

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