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cdewhurstcdewhurst  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009


We took the south side of the ridge which was a fun challenging traverse. Save some in the tank as you have to go back across and up to Boundary again. Beautiful view even if it was diminshed by the fires down south.
Posted Sep 21, 2009 5:00 pm

cabTraverse from Boundary  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009


Fun traverse over from Boundary. You can make it as easy or difficult as you want depending how much you stay on the ridge.
Posted Aug 31, 2009 10:24 am

SageHawkGreat mountain, lousy traverse.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2009


The traverse over to Montgomery from Boundary is probably worth it, but you might not think so as you negotiate the loose scree and rotten rock along the way. The view from the summit is sublime, as you will see the Sweetwaters in CA to the NW, the Toiyabes and Toquimas in NV to the NE, the Sierra crest to the West as well as an end view of the White Mountain range to the south of you. I find it hard to believe that so many climb Boundary and then turn around and walk back down, leaving this higher peak unclimbed.
Posted Aug 25, 2009 5:51 am

mrchad9From Boundary  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2009


Worth the trip over. Rock wasn't as loose as I expected and definately enjoyed the add-on. Stay close to the ridge on the CA side of the line and you're probably better off.
Posted Jul 1, 2009 7:29 pm

paisajeroamericanomp  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2008


the traverse from boundary peak was exciting... I made sure to leave my produce in nevada... good views... the snow fell about 24 hours after I left
Posted Oct 21, 2008 6:45 pm

kevin trieufrom Boundary  Sucess!

kevin trieu

ran into Bob Burb
Posted Aug 26, 2008 5:20 pm

Bob BurdFrom Boundary  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2008

Bob Burd

With Tom Becht, climbed up to Boundary first (meeting bighornmonkey aka Kevin enroute), then on to Montgomery through tons of heavy cement. Ugh! Trip Report
Posted Jun 20, 2008 11:18 pm

bighornmonkeyDone...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2008


Traversed from Boundary Peak. Going back to Bounday Peak was quite a workout with the deep soft snow we had to work with.
Posted Jun 3, 2008 10:40 am

jimeganmontgomery pk  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2001


From Boundary Pk

Again on 7/2/04 with Richard and Eva
Posted Feb 11, 2008 11:52 am

LangenbacherFrom Boundary  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2007


On a cold and very windy day. I did Boundary solo 4 months earlier, but came back with Daryn to get Montgomery (and Dubois the next day). Montgomery is a much nicer (and less crowded) climb than Boundary. I balked at doing it solo, but it was a lot easier than I had expected. About 2 hours RT from Boundary. See my pictures (with a 360 panorama) at http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/560938138jSIrWQ
Posted Nov 6, 2007 2:35 pm

A BitTraverse over Boundary  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2007

A Bit

Great weather and views. Busy summit area on Boundary, but I had Montgomery all to myself. It's worth the extra effort. 1.5 hour round trip Boundary to Montgomery and back.
Posted Aug 15, 2007 8:29 am

MoapaPkfrom Boundary  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2004


Montgomery was really the highpoint of the trip. Boundary looks fine until you are at the top, and you realize it has a prominence of just 280'. At that point, Montgomery is so compelling...

We were "buzzed" by a glider pilot several times while on the peak.

I loved the primitive camping near the stream at the end of the Trail Canyon Road. Wild horses -- a bit too wild -- provided entertainment. Scree-skiing was great, too.

As usual, I'm signing this log long after the climb, reminded as I troll unrelated pages on summitpost.
Posted Aug 2, 2007 1:34 am

HyadventureFrom Boundary  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2003


Fun little side trip
Posted Feb 14, 2007 8:43 pm

Steve LarsonTraverse from Boundary  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2006

Steve Larson

This was one of the most obnoxious traverses I have ever done. Not only is it full of loose crap, but on the day I did it there were several inches of new snow covering up much of the route. I felt completely worked, having to save my balance every couple steps, and it took longer to reverse than it did to get over there in the first place, owing to the slowness of the descent from the peak to the saddle. Ugh. I suppse I'm glad I did it, but just barely. And I just barely avoided getting caught in a snow storm.
Posted Oct 15, 2006 3:58 am

mlarkin2002Dayhike from Queen Mine  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2005
Dayhike Boundary & Montgomery. Summit register went back to early '70s. Stay on the ridge and off the crappy sand on the way back to Boundary!
Posted Oct 10, 2006 1:55 am

driceComments on the traverse from Boundary to Montgomery  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006
Most people reach Montgomery as an add-on from the Boundary Peak climb. I found that once you leave the trail, which ends on the summit of Boundary, the difficulty goes up a step. I dropped down to the left (east side) of the ridge and sidehilled down disagreeable scree to the col between the two peaks. Some folks have recommended staying on the ridgeline as much as possible, but that way didn't look too good to me. Once on the Montgomery side, the climbing became an enjoyable scramble. I stayed on the ridgeline with some detours to the left. The summit pinnacle was cool.

Some people say Montgomery Peak overshadows Boundary in both height and ruggedness. I would say you don't really see that effect until you have summitted Montgomery: from Boundary, Montgomery looks like a similarly rugged but slightly higher peak; from Montgomery, on the other hand, Boundary looks like an insignificant scree foresummit.

The Boundary summit register was full of recent entries, including several from the previous day. The Montgomery register, on the other hand, had received no entries in ten days. Pity, as Montgomery is a very worthwhile climb. On the return, I retraced my route down Montgomery and then sidehilled across Boundary to minimize the reclimbing. Elapsed RT time between Boundary and Montgomery for this very average climber, a bit over 3 hours.

Bottom line? I'd definitely recommend doing Montgomery unless you are constrained by lack of time or threatening weather.
Posted Aug 8, 2006 3:53 am

mjrangelScreeeeeeh!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2006


The ridge from Boundry Pk to Montgomery was great! But the rest was just scree. It's nice to say I've done it but can't say I'll be doing it again. Thanks for inviting me John.
Posted Aug 4, 2006 7:19 am

jsorberboundary to Montgomery  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2006


Followed the ridge from Boundary and the view from Montgomery was stellar. We could see Mt. Sill and 2 days later we were looking at Mongomery from Sill. Fun stuff.
Posted Jul 28, 2006 6:44 am

RanbozeRoute: Traverse from Boundary  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006
My first time on some class 3 rock. Was challenging and well worth the effort. Weather was perfect.
Posted Jul 16, 2006 3:22 am

Brian FrederickRoute Climbed: Ridge from Boundary Date Climbed: March 1978  Sucess!

Brian Frederick

We climbed Boundary as part of a SAR training and a couple of us made the traverse. A bit tricky with the unconsolidated snow but fun.
Posted Jan 21, 2006 9:56 pm

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