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Ascent of Bridge Mountain on 2017-05-20

Climber: Lou Hibbard

Date:Saturday, May 20, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bridge Mountain
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:6988 ft / 2129 m

Ascent Trip Report

Beautiful weather. Rented 4WD but still hiked 2.5 miles on road. 3rd class harder than expected in places with lots of exposure. Sustained 3rd class. Also lots of friction for feet rather than big edges (making it feel less secure). 6 people turned around in front of me.
I downclimbed past 2 rappel stations on way down. Maybe I was slightly off route.
Borderline as to a scramble or a rock climb.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1775 ft / 541 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1775 ft / 541 m
    Route:La Ruta normal (from Red Rock summit)
    Start Trailhead:Red Rock Summit road (partway up)  5213 ft / 1588 m
Descent Statistics



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