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Ascent of Bridge Mountain on 2009-12-02

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:17 members of the Las Vegas Hiking and Outdoors MeetUp
Date:Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bridge Mountain
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:6988 ft / 2129 m

Ascent Trip Report

(100% of the group who started the trail)

This was a great hike, a decent workout, and it had amazing views. The technical part of the climb (upper class 3) looks impossible from a distance but isn't bad when you actually get to it. There are a fair number of cairns and some double black painted stripes (resembling equal signs) that mark the way, most of the way, but it would really help to have one who had done it in your group.

In addition to the summit, the natural bridge is an amazing sight.

Note that there is a fair amount of up and down on this trip- the summit of Bridge Mountain is only about 500 feet above the trailhead, but it is not the high point (nor is the trailhead the low point).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2158 ft / 656 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2158 ft / 656 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1358 ft / 413 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 558 ft / 170 m; Extra: 800 ft / 243m
    Loss on way in:800 ft / 243 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Bridge Mountain "trail" (from the west)
    Start Trailhead:Red Rock Summit (on jeep road)  6430 ft / 1959 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1358 ft / 413 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 558 ft / 170 m; Extra: 800 ft / 243m
    Gain on way out:800 ft / 243 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Bridge Mountain "trail"
    End Trailhead:Red Rock Summit (on jeep road)  6430 ft / 1959 m



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