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Ascent of Black Mountain on 2013-03-24

Climber: Eric Kassan

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, March 24, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Black Mountain
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:5092 ft / 1552 m

Ascent Trip Report

Black Mountain has been written up more than enough, so I will focus on the descent (to the ridge south of the peak).

The hike south is over some horrible loose, rocky terrain. It took nearly an hour to descend about half a mile. At least it was scenic- especially around the pass.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2112 ft / 644 m
    Elevation Loss:592 ft / 181 m
    Distance:3.9 mi / 6.3 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2112 ft / 644 m
    Distance:3.4 mi / 5.5 km
    Route:Black Mountain trail (404)
    Trailhead:Trailhead on Shadow Cyn Dr  2980 ft / 908 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:592 ft / 181 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:South ridge
    Trailhead:Pass just south of Black Mountain  4500 ft / 1371 m
Ascent Part of Trip: 2013 Fracture Ridge

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Black Mountain2013-03-24
3North McCullough Wilderness High Point2013-03-24
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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