Gorgeous and great skiing. Some info can be updated, such as the new office to get the key to the campground is now at the golf course (spring creek) and the phone #s suggested from summitpost and peakbagger don't work anymore. The campground is awesome and in great shape. They didn't charge us 10$/day for the key...just a 25$ refundable deposit, which we wrote a check for (that way if we needed to drop the key off after hours (they have a key drop outside the office) they could shred our check when they got the key back). The trail up Hennen creek is easy to follow and always stays on the left side. Also, it's around 8 miles RT from the campground/trailhead...a sign there now says 3 mi to the lake and 4 mi to ruby dome.
Climbed on our way to Ouray. Temps in the single digits. Had to climb through a notch in the heavily corniced ridge to gain the summit. Super fun climb with Rob and Rick S.
Hiked this one with John Mitchler after a lot of snowfall from the previous winter. We each brought an ice axe and crampons and used them ascending the steep snowy chute northwest of the peak. Beautiful weather but got a bit warm on the way down. Did some wading in Lake Griswold.
This peak's been on my list since 2008. Had a great trip and time with friends on this. We were even out of all the wildfire smoke!
Started the week with the solar eclipse and ended it with Ruby Dome. Long time coming on this one. Just cloudy enough to make for pleasant climbing, then sunny once I hit the trees on the way down. Beautiful place and just challenging enough climb. My 14th of the 16 Desert Section Peaks in Nevada.
There was bad weather for weeks in WA so Heather and I drove through OR, CA, NV, UT, and ID. We climbed 37 peaks in 19 days and on the 10th day of the trip we hiked up Ruby Dome and Ruby Pyramid. Ruby Pyramid was my 40th DPS peak. It's a nice hike and thankfully we didn't pay a single dime to use the crappy campground or access the trailhead. There was a fair bit of snow on the route which made some sections more interesting. Ruby Pyramid is worth the effort because it has a better view. trip report
Up one way, down the other. Lots of snow still, and saw a marmot, and followed fresh goat prints for some time. Lots of bugs.
We hiked Ruby Dome today. The trail was marked with clear ducks all the way to the top via the west ridge! It was perfect and easy to follow. Thanks to whoever put in all that effort to mark the route!
Backpacked to Griswold Lake with 3 buddies, started our ascent for Ruby Dome at 9 in the morning. Reached the chute where the cairns were nonexistent, but the trail before the top of the ridge was pretty well worn. Used the chute on the west ridge. Lovely climb and great visibility up at the top. There was a lone jar with a small notebook in it that we signed. A little rough on the knees going down.
For anyone that enjoys these big Nevada peaks, this sure seems like the crown jewel. A nice hike up Hennen Canyon in good weather, and nice views of nearby peaks in the Rubies. The weather went to crap the following day dashing our Hole in the Mountain plans, but was ecstatic to have finally summited the Ruby Dome.
Found this COHP more challenging than most, a real boulder fest when dry.
We started at the locked gate a little over a mile from the actual TH. Upon arriving at the TH a stray kitten appeared and took quite a liking to me. He started following me. I thought for sure he would turn around. This little one never gave up. He made it all the way to the summit and back down with me. Everyone we met along the way was in awe of this little fellow. We passed him around on the summit for pictures. He was everyone's hero. I named him Summit.
A day hike from the private campground's end. First up Pyramid, then over to the Dome. No register on the Pyramid, and only a single sheet of paper in a pill bottle on the other, placed only a week or so before us.
I hiked to Ruby Dome via Griswold Lake, then went over to Ruby Pyramid. Neither peak had a summit register or benchmark. Looks like someone must have stolen them from Ruby Dome.
Traversed from Ruby Pyramid in gathering clouds. Continued west to Lee before returning. Trip report.
8/29/2013 Started at the locked gate a mile or so from the actual trailhead. Awesome day and awesome hike. The Ruby Mountains are beautiful and was well worth the drive from S.L. From Ruby Dome I made the quick traverse over to Ruby Pyramid. Did not see one other person the whole hike. From the locked gate I reached the summit in exactly 3 hours and car to car was 6 hr. 12 min.
Nice hike. Dodged some thunder storms on the way up but clear skies at the summit.
Beautiful Views from the top!
Went up the west ridge line. Been dreading climbing this for awhile, and really happy it's done! Pretty hard but incredibly rewarding!
Went up a scree chute on the N.end of the Dome and down the S. Ridge. Since it was so close I climbed Ruby Pyramid also.