Greys Peak

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Greys Peak
GreysPeakNV.jpg
Greys Peak, looking northwest
Highest point
Elevation10,676 ft (3,254 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence714 ft (218 m) [2]
Coordinates41°01′26″N 115°06′17″W / 41.023773242°N 115.104815292°W / 41.023773242; -115.104815292Coordinates: 41°01′26″N 115°06′17″W / 41.023773242°N 115.104815292°W / 41.023773242; -115.104815292[1]
Geography
Greys Peak is located in Nevada
Greys Peak
Greys Peak
Parent rangeEast Humboldt Range
Topo mapUSGS Welcome
Climbing
Easiest routeScramble, class 2[3]

Greys Peak is the northernmost summit of the East Humboldt Range of Elko County in northeastern Nevada about 10 miles (16 km) southwest of the community of Wells. It rises over 5,000 feet (1,500 m) from the Humboldt Valley, making it one of the most visually prominent peaks in the area. To the west are Dennis Flats, Starr Valley, and remote Greys Lake, while to the east are Chimney Rock, Clover Valley, and popular Angel Lake. The summit is the start of a high crest running almost 10 miles (16 km) to the south.

The peak is named after Enoch Grey, an early homesteader in nearby Starr Valley.

Climbing

The most common approach starts at the Angel Lake Campground on the mountains western flank. A primitive trail, (class 2), climbs about 2,300 feet (700 m) from the parking lot.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b "Grays". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2008-11-22.
  2. ^ "Greys Peak". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2011-05-17.
  3. ^ a b "Greys Peak". SummitPost.org. Retrieved 2011-05-17.

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