Ascent of Bridge Mountain on 2014-04-12

Climber: Chase DuPont

Others in Party:Trystan
Date:Saturday, April 12, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bridge Mountain
    Elevation:6988 ft / 2129 m

Ascent Trip Report

We reached Red Rock Summit at around 6pm and started hiking the trail up and over the limestone and down onto the sandstone. We were trying to reach the hidden forest before dark but the last 30 minutes required headlamps. The scrambling was a bit sketchy in the dark with heavy packs but we had no issues. We passed under the arch and then up the ramp where we could finally see the forest below. We dropped into the forest and camped here for the night. This was an amazing place, surrounded by massive walls on all sides. We set up camp, ate dinner and then went to sleep.

The next morning we left our packs at the saddle above the forest and climbed the short distance to the summit. This entire area was more incredible than I remembered. We could see hikers making their way along the sandstone far below and it made me feel very small.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2917 ft / 889 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.5 mi / 13.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2917 ft / 889 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 6.8 km
    Start Trailhead:4071 ft / 1240 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:4.3 mi / 6.8 km
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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