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ScottyPHighPoint and SCREE  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2017

ScottyP

Long scree climb
Posted Sep 23, 2017 11:46 am

ericdFrighteningly far only at first!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2017

ericd

Queen Mine road is about 10 miles north of Benton and easy to find off Hwy6. Road is narrow with some erosion yet 4x4 adequate. I parked short of the flat mining area in my clean & new Subaru.

Started road hiking at 2:45pm and 2 miles up made it to trailhead sign realizing a late attempt at 3:30pm! Peak looked frighteningly far away on a distant ridge but soon came a gentle leg burner, soft dirt, and a talus scramble at the end. This 4.5 mile trail ended in a spectacular summit (viewing equipt) in just 3 hours. Evening climb came with light wind and wet sprinkle with distant lightening moving away. Descent in 2 hours at 8:30pm.

4000' elev gain. 3hrs up/2hrs down. :45 min road hike to trailhead. Enjoy Nevada's highest point!
Posted Aug 5, 2017 8:43 pm

islandborn11Incredibly remote, beautiful hike.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2017

islandborn11

So my sister and I started from Oakland on Friday morning and drove through Yosemite, staying the night in tiny Benton Hot Springs (population 13 and a half). I highly recommend the small motel there; their hot tubs are awesome.

We started the next morning. The directions to Queen Mine are perfect but the road is a mess. We parked at the mine and hiked from there. Little clicking insects and yellow wildflowers were with us the entire way up. We also saw a ton of little ground squirrels and a small herd of wild horses we passed both going up and on the way back.

The altitude didn't bother us like on Elbert but the trail was rough and the scree is a legtimate challenge. You don't really see the peak until a good two and a half miles into the hike and you are still pretty far. I thought we were making good time but it still took us four hours to summit and seven to finish. There were about four or five other small groups on the mountain but it was a very remote and desolate feeling. At the top is a three sixty view that shows nothing but more mountains in every direction. No sign of buildings, or roads, or anything. Overall, an enormous pain to get to (it really is near precisely nothing), but a stalwart challenge and a worthwhile endeavor.

Posted Aug 3, 2017 4:49 am

Jow#35  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2017

Jow

Camped at Queen Mine and hiked the way up in lovely weather. More difficult that I thought especially since we got off trail and ended up on steep loose rock field that added a lot of time and danger to trip. route finding even back on way down is tricky with lots of rock hopping. spent like an hour on summit which helped me acclimate for Whitney in 2 days time.
Posted Aug 2, 2017 11:23 am

kteichertHP #33  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2017

kteichert

Took the Queen Mine route. Started at 3:40 pm from a little turn out at about 9,200'. We were following a scenic driver in a suburban that was going sooooooo slow up the road. We were two turns from the saddle, and I was so frustrated with his slow driving, that I stopped and just started hiking. This added 1.5 total miles, and 800' of elevation, but it was much faster than waiting for his slow butt to get off the road. I summitted in 1 hour 48 minutes. I thought about doing Montogomery, but was fighting the sunset, and a wife waiting in the car. Also, the summit over to Montgomery is no joke. Two big gendarmes and snow made it seem like a daunting task. Ran down most of the way and finished the 9.8 miles in 3 hours 30 minutes.
Posted May 28, 2017 10:55 pm

airkewledDyer gas station has gloves  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2016

airkewled

Forgot my gloves and remembered just as I was passing through Dyer. They weren't good at all but saved my bacon. Brr the wind was a howling.
Started at 2pm and took my 2:45 up and made it just as the sun was setting via the Trail Canyon route-ish. Nice thing was that most of the bog along the creek was frozen which made hiking through much faster. Lost the non-trail several times but walking is pretty easy anyways so no big deal, I just pointed myself up to the saddle. From the saddle the trail is easier to spot and had no trouble. Small snow drifts in spots but not bad at all. No crampons or ice axe needed. Down in 2:15.
Posted Nov 28, 2016 4:15 pm

climber46Great highpoint climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2006

climber46

Climbed Boundary Peak on 6/1/2006. There was little to no snow on the route in spite of 2005-2006 being a high snow winter. I guess there was a lot more snow in the Sierras than in the White Mountains. This was a fun hike that had its challenges following the ridges and skirting around a couple of humps.
Posted Oct 24, 2016 8:01 am

technicolorNHNice day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2016

technicolorNH

Four hours and fifty minutes from the Trail Canyon TH. The Sierras were gleaming white on the horizon as soon as I reached the saddle, which took me two hours to get to. The trail disappears and reappears down low but once at the saddle it clearly goes left, gains the ridge, then directs you to the summit itself. Two guys from NY took the Queen Mine route but it was just the three of us for the day.
Posted Oct 22, 2016 5:01 am

dave23Standing on Boundary.   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2016

dave23

Had a terrific time climbing Boundary from the Queen Mine Trail head. Pretty straight forward climb despite the lack of trail in the upper section. Crux of route is just getting to the trail head on that gnarly road. Good times.
Posted Aug 31, 2016 4:03 pm

GlennDHP #17  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 13, 2016

GlennD

Beautiful day on Boundary Peak today. Conditions on the mountain are excellent: I brought mountaineering boots, crampons, and ice axe but only brought out the ice axe in the last 200' of the climb and didn't use crampons at all. Could have done the whole thing in waterproof hiking boots, my feet would have appreciated it! The register was buried in snow but luckily it was right where I drove my ice axe into the summit!
Posted Feb 13, 2016 9:13 pm

edevartNE Face
Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2015

edevart

Went up the NE face instead of to Trail Canyon saddle. Next time will go up the saddle route and down the NE face route, which is very fast going down.
Posted Oct 17, 2015 12:45 pm

kceastsparksRe: State HP Tagged
Hey man! I recognized your username from the Summit register on Hole-In-The-Mountain Peak. Hit me up if you're ever back toward the eastern sierra or nevada in general and want to climb!
Posted Oct 1, 2015 12:47 pm

kceastsparksMeh  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2015
I took a trip down towards Bishop with the intention of hiking Boundary but after stopping at some alpine lakes with fall color I really questioned why the heck I'd leave it for the desert. But, like a fool, I didn't have CA loaded onto my GPS and no maps. I finally caught of glimpse of Boundary from Mammoth and decided it'd be a fun experience. Took my 2WD drive van all the way up past Queen Mine but stopped a bit short of the saddle, can't afford a flat somewhere like this. Started out about 7AM with my two dogs and made it to the summit just before 11. Just follow the cairns and you'll be fine. A little bit of snow up high which surprised me. I had to scare away a wild horse that came charging at my dogs on the descent. Otherwise an uneventful hike. I'd like to try it this winter with some snow and maybe ski down the east face.
Posted Oct 1, 2015 12:46 pm

RaymondShevskyFrom Trail Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2015

RaymondShevsky

The great Andy Zdon puts it best: "The going is a real slog."
Posted Aug 1, 2015 10:46 pm

apachedinoState HP Tagged  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2010

apachedino

Driving back from a climbing trip in Yosemite and decided to tag this on the drive back. It was totally cloudy on top otherwise I might have gone to Montgomery as well.
Posted Jul 13, 2015 2:34 pm

DieselBoudary and Montgomery  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2015

Diesel

Via Queen Mine RD. Solo hike. Not a soul on the whole mountain. Left at 5:30AM and came back at 2 PM. Montgomery is much nicer to hike due to less scree and more rocks. But the whole adventure was a very tiring, not very exciting exercise. I chose to hike these two summits in order to acclimatize for the hikes that followed.
Posted Jul 12, 2015 12:45 pm

MountainHikerCOFound Hat!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2015

MountainHikerCO

We were the only party climbing from Trail Canyon that day. The trail does peter out into game trails. To gain the saddle we went up to the right of the gully on the sage brush, but descended in the trees on the other side of the gully. Above the saddle the trail was fairly good and skirted the 12,140' subpeak. Above the upper saddle there were a lot of braided trails - some nicer or looser than others. We stayed closer to the ridge on the way down. We found a hat. Tell me what National Championship it celebrates and I can send it to you.
Posted Jul 4, 2015 6:31 pm

Hiker4lifeStormy Boundary  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2011

Hiker4life

Hiked via Queen Canyon route. Added Montgomery Peak as well. Just as we got down the scree field, thunderstorms rolled in making the remaining couple of miles back to the trailhead a harrowing affair. One person in the group was struck by lightning, but he was eventually able to make it out safely.
Posted Feb 28, 2015 10:10 pm

asmrzIn Winter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 25, 2015

asmrz

Penelope May-Smrz and I hiked up Boundary Peak from the Queen Mine on January 25, 2015. On the long summit ridge, the wind was so strong, we considered turning back. But we persevered a bit and made the summit. The temperature was in the low teens, but luckily, the snow cover was not too deep. Pen's first 4,000 meter peak in winter, her fourth time to Boundary's summit.
Posted Jan 27, 2015 2:25 pm

badmutha2kFrom the Trailhead on Queen Mine Rd  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2014

badmutha2k

We landed in Vegas on drove up to the trailhead in a rented 4x4 Nissan Frontier. Very glad we took the truck and not an SUV. There were a few places on the 4x4 road that tried the truck. Especially at the sharp uphill right hand turn. If you go you will instantly recognize the turn. We camped up at the trailhead saddle. We couldnt have asked for a better night to camp. The temps dropped down in the high 20's and the wind never kicked up. The next morning we hit the trail as the sun came up. I did get lost on the the ridge above the saddle. I took to the left of the ridge and rocks when I should have stuck to the right. We looked for the trail on both sides and did not see it going up so we stuck to the snow on climbers left of the ridge. I think this may have added an hour to our climb. There was no other climbers on the mountain. We made summit signed the register and headed back down. The trail was visible from the summit and following the cairns down we made great time on the descent.
Posted Nov 5, 2014 5:19 pm

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