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Ascent of Frenchman Mountain on 2006-03-26

Climber: Eric Kassan

Date:Sunday, March 26, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Frenchman Mountain
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:4052 ft / 1235 m

Ascent Trip Report

I'm classifying this "road hike" as an "unmaintained trail" because, while the road is easy to follow, the terrain is among the worst I've ever seen. It is pure loose rock. The hike also has a huge psychological challenge- after reaching a major summit, the road take a steep dive down about 300 feet right before gaining the final 500 or so feet. There's a slight bit of scrambling from the top of the road to the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2232 ft / 680 m
    Elevation Loss:2232 ft / 680 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1932 ft / 589 m
    Extra Loss:300 ft / 91 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Dirt road from Lake Mead Blvd.
    Trailhead:Lake Mead Blvd at the pass  2420 ft / 737 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1932 ft / 589 m
    Extra Gain:300 ft / 91 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Dirt road to Lake Mead Blvd.
    Trailhead:Lake Mead Blvd at the pass  2420 ft / 737 m



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