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jdmorehouseA and B  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2014

jdmorehouse

The road is definitely HC for the last 3 plus miles, plenty of boulders and erosion to get your attention. The road is closed well before what used to be the 2WD parking spot in the DPS guide. I camped at 8070' in a nice spot by the stream (the one higher camp spot was already taken). I hit the east ridge at 10.960' up a steep drainage which had (mostly) good footing. Initially the east ridge was gentle and very pleasant. However, from 12000 to 13000 it was a bouldery mess requiring one to pay attention to which were stable, and which would just as soon fall on you. The summit plateau was surreal, as it was the flattest and largest mountain top I'd ever been on. I heard coyotes near the summit! The last signature was two months old. I took the B route down, which went well until somewhere below 11000'. The map showed a straight line, which might look good on paper, but would take you through a side hilling, bushwhacking nightmare. Good sense prevailed and I found an alternate descent through this area. Another reason to not take one's beta too seriously and pay attention to the terrain.
Posted Aug 17, 2014 6:57 pm

MoapaPkNice with a touch of snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2013

MoapaPk

Up DPS A (sort of). We looped up over the other two 13530+ peaklets, and down the ridge NE of the Jumpoff. Take Bob Burd's route off Jumpoff if you want descend that way-- we stayed on ridge and entered mountain mahogany Hell, then stream-crossing-thorny-plant Hell. Much nicer than I expected -- the snow added a lot -- and tougher than I expected.

The DPS "2wd" road to TH at 8300' (in Middle Creek Canyon) is very rough for the last 3.3 miles to campsite by stream. I got my soob (7.3" clearance) up there without bottoming out, but only by extremely careful wheel placement and driving very slowly in ~15 places. Use an HC vehicle.
Posted Jun 4, 2013 1:14 pm

Scott M.West Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2011

Scott M.

CTC in 8:35 from the west (see Larry Tidball's link). This was a grunt going up and a toe jammer on the return. Interesting area particulary up top.
Posted Jul 16, 2011 4:33 pm

asmrzGood early spring outing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 14, 2005

asmrz

Penelope May and I hiked the peak from the NE in a very deep snow on May 14, 2005. On our way down we decided to take a shortcut that Penelope remembered from years ago, but we ended up benighted in one of the steep canyons. Had a fire and a wonderful bivi, even slept a bit. The view of the northern Sierra from the summit of Dubois is really nice.
Posted Jan 24, 2011 12:40 pm

bechttMiddle Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 11, 2009

bechtt

I didn't think it was that bad although I was sore from the postholing adventure the day before. The first couple of 1000' to the ridge top took us an hour. After that, I was just an anchor on Matthew and Glenn. Boring top although the views were great.
Posted May 13, 2009 2:05 pm

Bob BurdMiddle Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2008

Bob Burd

I thought the outing mediocre, but not as bad as Mike (below) thought. Trip Report
Posted Aug 29, 2008 8:08 pm

mlarkin2002Middle Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2008
Big slog from middle creek. Could be one of the worst outings I've ever had.
Posted Aug 6, 2008 4:33 pm

LangenbacherCold and Windy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2007

Langenbacher

In 9 hours from Middle Creek with Daryn. A little snow and a lot of wind. Great views of the Sierras and the desert. See my pix at
http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/560938138jSIrWQ
Posted Oct 3, 2007 4:36 pm

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