Ascent of Bridge Mountain on 2018-02-20

Climber: Jerry Thomas

Others in Party:Cheryl Thomas
Mike O'Connor
Rita Peerenboom
Date:Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Bridge Mountain
    Elevation:6988 ft / 2129 m

Ascent Trip Report

Route conditions were clear on our ascent. No snow or ice anywhere on the route.

We drove up Rocky Gap road starting from the Willow Springs picnic area in Red Rock NCA. This road is perhaps the worst road I have every drove on. You will need a very high clearance 4WD vehicle such as an Xterra, FJ Cruiser or Jeep Wrangler. Oversize wheels and tires would help. The road is a rock garden is several spots and will test the ability of your vehicle and your driving. Don't attempt this road by yourself. Once you reach the trailhead there is a large space for parking. Hike up the trail until you reach the solid sandstone. From there you can follow the cairns or my track. There is plenty of scrambling including some exposed scrambling. Some spots may be considered to by low class 4 climbing. Once you reach the crack you have the choice of going straight up the crack or go to your right on a steep ridge with plenty of exposure. Follow the cairns or track up to the summit. Plenty of difficult scrambling.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2882 ft / 878 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2882 ft / 878 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.6 mi / 10.6 km
    Grade/Class:class 3
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1746 ft / 532 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 610 ft / 185 m; Extra: 1136 ft / 346m
    Loss on way in:1136 ft / 346 m
    Distance:3.3 mi / 5.3 km
    Route:Trail and standard route
    Start Trailhead:Bridge Mtn Trailhead  6378 ft / 1944 m
    Time:2 Hours 35 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1746 ft / 532 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 610 ft / 185 m; Extra: 1136 ft / 346m
    Gain on way out:1136 ft / 346 m
    Distance:3.3 mi / 5.3 km
    End Trailhead:Bridge Mtn Trailhead  6378 ft / 1944 m
    Time:2 Hours 44 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jerry Thomas
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