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Access from Reno, NV:
US 395 south
Rock Creek Road west to closure
Drive Time: 3 h
I had to pick up my friend at the Reno Airport at 2 pm, so a short day was in order. I chose ”Pointless Peak”. I skinned up Rock Creek Road to Rock Creek Lake, then up to the base of the most northern of the Y gullies. I booted up, taking slope measurements just below the choke at 43 degrees. I dropped my gear just below the summit and scampered to the top getting great views of the Mount Abbot area and down the steep, north face of “Pointless”. I skied down primarily staying to the gut or south-facing side. I tested the recently wind-loaded, north-facing side twice, resulting in small slides each time.
Elevation: ~3300’
Distance: 8 miles
Time: 4:50

“Pointless Peak”


Bear Creek Spire

Mount Starr in foreground