Ascent of Bridge Mountain on 2011-11-05

Climber: BMS 914

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, November 5, 2011
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Bridge Mountain
    Elevation:6942 ft / 2115 m

Ascent Trip Report

I tried to climb Bridge Mountain, but a snowstorm had hit the area the night before down to 5000'. I made it to the top of the Escarpment hiking in heavy snow and ice, but the heavy rime of ice all over the rocks up there made the 3rd Class climbing on the top of Bridge Mountain more than I was willing to undertake without crampons. I scouted out the area near North Peak and leading down to Bridge Mountain just for fun, hiked around a bit, and returned to my vehicle via the North Peak Trail and Rocky Gap Road.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2360 ft / 719 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.8 mi / 14.2 km
    Route:Rocky Gap Rd to North Peak Trail
    Trailhead:Willow Springs  4582 ft / 1396 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 36 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 57 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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