Ascent of Spirit Mountain on 2012-02-19

Climber: BMS 914

Others in Party:Eric Kassan -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Lindsey Smith
Harlan Stockman
Dan Young
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, February 19, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Spirit Mountain
    Elevation:5639 ft / 1718 m

Ascent Trip Report

Spirit is a beautiful place to hike. Beware of Cholla in places (bring an afro comb and needlenose pliers just in case). There is one small 9'-10' easy downclimb on the route up - I managed it with some help from Dan & Harlan with my left arm in a sling. Be sure to carefully follow the route on this hike as most variations will lead to being cliffed out and having to backtrack or attempt some heavy duty exposed climbing. If you look at my GPS track use our descent route for both up and down, and park where that route hits the road. We parked a little too far up the road and had to hike back up the road to the vehicle. We took a 4WD Nissan Xterra, but others have reached the trailhead in standard passenger cars.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1766 ft / 538 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.4 mi / 7.1 km
    Route:West Ridge
    Trailhead:Turnout off Christmas Tree Pass Rd  3873 ft / 1180 m
    Grade/Class:Class 3
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Clear sunny day
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 15 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by BMS 914
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