Welcome to SP!  -

Mount Grafton (NV) Climber's Log

Sort By:


[ Sign the Climber's Log ]
Viewing: 1-11 of 11    

JonodoGrafton Liner
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2014

Jonodo

Hiked to the Lincoln County High Point via the Mill Creek route as described in Sumner's book. The road is closed at the wilderness boundary which is at Geyser Spring as shown on topo maps. On the way up I bypassed the creek route and ended up in some cliff bands to the north. Some easy class three climbing but it took longer. On the way down I hiked throught the creek as described. It is quite overgrown and not much fun unless one likes bushwacking. I saw a huge Elk while tromping through the brush... we scared each other half to death. NV COHP # 16 of 17. Finished up on Wheeler Peak the next day.
Posted Aug 8, 2014 12:59 pm

RedwicBoneheaded, All Around  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2012

Redwic

Kids... Don't try this type of jaunt at home, or on your peakbagging trips: This is a great example of trying to squeeze way too much into a peakbagging day/weekend.

After summiting Kings Peak in a single-day ascent the previous day, I drove west to do Wheeler Peak first-thing the following morning. That went so well, and I was so close (relatively speaking) to Mount Grafton that I wanted to get that CoHP taken care of during the same day. Boneheaded!!!

It wasn't bad enough that my legs were already aching and I had little sleep under my belt, but having a non-high-clearance rental car forced me to hike from the highway near Geyser Ranch. This greatly changed the route from 4-6 miles roundtrip to nearly 13 miles roundtrip (including summit). I kept passing each seemingly ridiculous "true" location of the CoHP on the south ridge, neglecting to sign any of the registers because I figured I would do so on my descent. Boneheaded!!!

By the time I reached the summit, my body was worn-out, my legs were cramping up, and I was exhausted. As soon as I got to the summit, let out a few short exclamations like "Hallelujah!" or "Finally!" or some expletive-deleted type. I was wincing in pain and out of Ibuprofen, so I quickly headed back down, sometimes feeling delirious... forgetting that I had not signed any of the multiple registers during my ascent. Boneheaded!!!

When I got back to the car, I downed some Ibuprofen tablets, ate a banana, and drank several bottles of Wal-Mart's generic Gatorade-like sports drink. I then drove in the middle of the night for approximately four hours to the trailhead for Mount Nebo... dodging deer and cows(!!!) along the way. But, unfortunately, one poor desert skunk did not make it... a moment of silence, please... thank you.

This weekend would be full of all of the classic elements of a solo out-of-state Redwic peakbagging trip: Long drives, long hikes, little sleep.
Posted Jul 31, 2012 10:22 am

Bob BurdFrom US95  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2010

Bob Burd

Hiked from the pavement, not so bad or hard. Mainly went to the county highpoint, but tagged Grafton's summit as well. With Adam Jantz. Trip Report
Posted Aug 29, 2010 3:09 pm

tednvtough  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2010
one of my tougher hikes. don't know if it was from hiking other peaks prior, heat, running out of water, cacti, or shrubs. i know wah wah. my route made it a long hike, but still enjoyable. several cairns and registers along liner. lots of recognizable names. my gps went out so i ended up running all along and back and forth to make sure i hit it eventually. while another wonderful nevada hike, i don't plan on having this on my list of do agains.
Posted Aug 5, 2010 8:40 pm

MoapaPkSnow and water  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2010

MoapaPk

Was quite surprised to see Bob Burd's signature in the register. Descended 1000' on snow because it was better than the slick quartzite talus. On top by ~7:30AM.
Posted Jun 25, 2010 12:40 am

SageHawkRobbers Roost  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2009

SageHawk

Climbed from Robber's Roost Basin, a hike which turned out to be much longer than expected due to the recent wilderness closure. Distance to peak is at least 6 miles from the point of closure. A pleasant hike on the quickly fading remains of an old 4-wheel drive road that ends at the NW base of the peak. It's mostly bushwacking from there to the summit. I spooked quite a few Elk as I climbed through the deep forest on this peak.
Posted Aug 25, 2009 5:59 am

Brian KaletGeyser Ranch route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2008

Brian Kalet

Lincoln County HP & Mount Grafton from new Wilderness Boundary, 8h roundtrip.
Posted Jun 22, 2008 2:18 am

buzzdainerGeyser Ranch/Mill Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2008
We drove in on the Geyser Ranch route but were surprised to find that after about two miles of driving, the rest of the road was closed because the area has been recently designated as wilderness. We backpacked in to the mine ruins near Mill Creek and then climbed to the Lincoln County highpoint the following day. Route-finding was straightforward and there was good water in Mill Creek. Deep snow made our progress excruciatingly slow, even in snowshoes.
Posted Mar 28, 2008 1:35 pm

surgentRoute Climbed: Geyser Creek - Mill Creek Date Climbed: June 25, 2005  Sucess!

surgent

Our team of three - me, Bill Jacobs and Rick Hartman - had a successful day visiting Grafton Peak's summit and the subpeaks along its ridge. Tiring but exhilirating!
Posted Jun 29, 2005 2:45 pm

Dennis PoulinRoute Climbed: North Canyon Date Climbed: 7 October 2004  Sucess!

Dennis Poulin

I climbed with Dean to the summit of Grafton and then along the ridge to the County High Point of Lincoln County. Lots of Elevation Gain on this one, enough to blow your knees out. We took our time climbing and descending on lots of talus.
Posted Oct 11, 2004 4:47 pm

DeanRoute Climbed: North Creek route Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2004  Sucess!

Dean

Dennis Poulin and myself tackled the cross country route to the summit and then added the LIncoln county highpoint to our efforts in order to accomplish our goals. The HP is one mile to the south and took us an extra hour to find.



A tough cross country but using GPS co-ordinates for both the summit and the HP, not difficult. The talus and undergrowth was trying at times and I injured my knee on the descent near the 10,000 foot level which made the remainder of the descent very nasty. I ended up heading home but Dennis went on to get the final two counties he needed to finish all of Nevada's county highpoints, a notable accomplishment.
Posted Oct 10, 2004 10:07 am

Viewing: 1-11 of 11    
[ Return to 'Mount Grafton (NV)' main page ]