Timber Mountain, Lincoln County, Nevada
On BLM land, Elevation = 8606 ft. (2623 meters)
Highest point in the Seaman Range
|A view of the south side of Timber Mountain. There is another Timber Mountain further north, but this is the range highpoint. The prominence value for the mountain is 3336 feet. The route is more difficult than it looks with some ups and downs to get to the main slopes higher up. It is a rewarding climb. There are large ponderosa pines at the higher elevations. The peak is in the Weepah Springs BLM Wilderness area. Fact Sheet.|
|This map shows our climbing route from the south. The map has the UTM grid using NAD27, zone 11. We drove northwest on Weepah Road from highway 318. The turn is unsigned and is in the area of the White River Narrows. This is a good, graded road suitable for most vehicles. We went past the turn for Weepah Spring and stopped at point 047. The road goes a bit further to point 048 at the wilderness boundary, but it is rough and full of stones and hardly worth the effort. There is a nice map and sign at the boundary showing details of the wilderness area.
Climbing Route: We walked a short distance past the sign and turned west up a hill then had to drop down to the north across a valley to another hill. Topping out at point 050 we then had to sidehill some distance until we crossed a drainage. There is a band of rocks and we found a way through on the left side at point 054. Staying above the canyon bottom we eventually reached the final broad slope. We tried to avoid the larger talus by staying in or near the bigger pines. Reaching the ridge top we turned west and did a short scramble up a rock pile to the summit. The ascent took 3 1/2 hours. On the descent we went east crossing a ridge at point 059 and descended the east side. There was a long north-south cliff band that blocked our way, but moving along it we found a way through at point 060. We then dropped into the sandy canyon bottom and made our way back to the road. The descent took 2 1/2 hours. The elevation gain is about 2200 feet. 4/13 RLC.