|North Truchas Peak from Trampas Lakes|
North Truchas Peak from Trampas Lakes
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Object Title: North Truchas Peak from Trampas Lakes
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Page By: strudolyubov
Created/Edited: Jun 30, 2010 / Mar 20, 2012
Object ID: 633545
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North Truchas Peak from Trampas Lakes Start: Trampas TH
Trailhead access: NM Hwy 76 and Forest Service Road 207, the trailhead is at the end of the road.
Total distance (RT): ~13.6 mi
Total elevation gain: ~4,900 ft
Route: Trampas TH - Trampas Trail (Trail #31) - Trampas Lakes (5.8 mi) - UN 12,900 (6.3 mi) - North Truchas Peak (6.8 mi)
Access Gully to UN 12,900 summit
|Connecting ridge between "Sheepshead" Peak (UN 12,696) and UN 12,900 as seen from above Trampas Lakes. The grassy gully on the left provides a convenient way to gain the ridge. |
|Inside the access gully.
|Looking down the access gully toward Trampas Lakes. |
|Standing on the ridge after climbing out of the gully. View NW toward "Sheepshead" Peak (UN 12,696).
|Looking down Las Trampas Valley. The approach to the ridge starts between the lakes. |
|Middle (center) and Medio (left) Truchas Peaks as seen on the approach to the summit of UN 12,900
|Typical conditions on the ridge halfway to the summit of UN 12,900. View NW toward "Sheepshead" Peak (UN 12,696)
|Summit of UN 12,900, view northwest. Summit of UN 12,900, view along the northeast ridge.
|Summit of UN 12,900, view along the connecting ridge to North Truchas Peak.
UN 12,900 to North Truchas Peak: the Headwall
|Typical conditions on the Northwest Ridge of North Truchas Peak, halfway from UN 12,900 |
|The main headwall just before the summit of North Truchas. The wall is pretty high (~60 ft)
and offers multiple Class 3-4 lines on the left starting behind a small red tower.
For a more detailed description of the headwall look here
|The Headwall: shown in red is one of the climbing lines (some other feasible lines
can be found nearby). It involves a couple of Class 4 moves and some exposure
|The Headwall: a close-up view from the base
North Truchas Peak
|North Truchas: summit view southwest. Medio Truchas Peak is seen in the center,
Middle Truchas is on the right and South Truchas is on the left
|Rio Quemado Valley as seen from the summit of North Truchas Peak