Boundary Peak (Nevada) Climber's Log

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technicolorNH - Oct 22, 2016 5:01 am Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2016

Nice day  Sucess!

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.


dave23 - Aug 31, 2016 4:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2016

Standing on Boundary.   Sucess!

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.


GlennD - Feb 13, 2016 9:13 pm Date Climbed: Feb 13, 2016

HP #17  Sucess!

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!


edevart - Oct 17, 2015 12:45 pm Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2015

NE Face

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.

kceastsparks - Oct 1, 2015 12:47 pm

Re: 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!

kceastsparks - Oct 1, 2015 12:46 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2015

Meh  Sucess!

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.


RaymondShevsky - Aug 1, 2015 10:46 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2015

From Trail Canyon  Sucess!

The great Andy Zdon puts it best: "The going is a real slog."


apachedino - Jul 13, 2015 2:34 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2010

State HP Tagged  Sucess!

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.


Diesel - Jul 12, 2015 12:45 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2015

Boudary and Montgomery  Sucess!

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.


MountainHikerCO - Jul 4, 2015 6:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2015

Found Hat!  Sucess!

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.


Hiker4life - Feb 28, 2015 10:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2011

Stormy Boundary  Sucess!

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.


asmrz - Jan 27, 2015 2:25 pm Date Climbed: Jan 25, 2015

In Winter  Sucess!

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.


badmutha2k - Nov 5, 2014 5:19 pm Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2014

From the Trailhead on Queen Mine Rd  Sucess!

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.


vanman798 - Oct 12, 2014 5:21 pm Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2014

Queen's Mine  Sucess!

Took 3.5 hours to the summit via the Queen's Mine Route on Oct 6, 2014. Wandered over to Montgomery Peak after and that took an hour (one way) and was a tough ridge.


scgrant - Aug 27, 2014 11:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2014

Boundary Peak  Sucess!

Awesome hike via the Queen Mine route. I camped at Kennedy Flats and got an early start for this one. I did both Boundary and Montgomery and then hustled back to my truck for the 8 hour drive back to SL.


sbkelley - Jul 28, 2014 1:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2014

Trail Canyon  Sucess!

Trail Canyon road was is pretty good shape, high-clearance necessary. Hike was as-described: desolate, lots of scree on the ascent, but straight-forward. Descending the scree was great, though. Nice little meadow with running water right at the trailhead.

jamesglaze - Jul 16, 2014 6:35 pm

Update on Trail Canyon access road

What is the current condition on the Trail Canyon route approach road. Last year is was washed out. I'm interested in trying again this year. Has the wash out been repaired.


IdahoScott - Apr 7, 2014 6:23 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2004

Highpoint #13  Sucess!

"2 steps forward and 1 step back" comes to mind when I think about trying to climb in loose shale. It always seemed you were sinking backward on the upper slopes. Had some cows walk through my camp the night before, summitted with a fellow climber from Utah.


iamrwood - Jan 14, 2014 3:03 am Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2013

Desolate  Sucess!

Talk about the middle of nowhere. Most difficult and trying hike to date, and miles to anywhere.

GainAlt - Dec 26, 2013 9:55 am Date Climbed: Dec 12, 2013

Queen Mine Passable  Sucess!

Queen mine road is passable to the mine at about 9400' as of 12/12/2013 via highway 6. I was in a Ford Explorer and had no problems getting to the mine. Attempted to get to the saddle but there was too much snow to drive safely. Hike was awesome, started at 230am with a full moon, light wind and about 10 degrees. Trail had about 5-6 inches of snow. Don't be fooled, the hike only gets harder as you keep going. The last 0.5 mile is nothing but large boulders covered in black ice, very tricky. It was very difficult to get around them and find the route to the summit. Scree was not bad at all, I am thinking probably because it was frozen in place. Had a great time and would rate the hike as intermediate. Make sure you have good solid boots and hiking poles.

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