Ascent of Spirit Mountain on 2013-12-22

Climber: Mat Kelliher

Others in Party:Jennifer Blackie
Kamyar Miremadi
Jim Fleming
Laura Newman
Jeff Atijera
Wasim Khan
Louie Hoffman
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, December 22, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Spirit Mountain
    Elevation:5639 ft / 1718 m

Ascent Trip Report

***Sierra Club Outing***
led by Jen Blackie, Mat Kelliher
Day 2 of Jen Blackie's two-day I Provisional Dayhike.

Starting from the parking area at Christmas Tree Pass, we traversed NE up and down along the north side of the ridge-gully system for about 0.75 mile before dropping down into the lower NW-N oriented drainage for the area at about 3,800' to intersect with the very well ducked standard DPS Route. From here a well ducked use trail wound us up through the sometimes loose, always rocky and steep class 2 terrain among very scenic granitic fins, spires, and outcrops. Lots of prickly cholla, cat claw, yucca, barrel cactus, prickly pear, scrub oak, pinyon pine; a really gorgeous area. Phenomenal views up top; north out to Lake Mead, south out to Laughlin, NV; east over to the Tipton Mountains, west way out to the Spring Mountains with Mt Charleston visible way the hell out there dusted with snow. Same route out as in.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2000 ft / 609 m
    Distance:5.4 mi / 8.7 km
    Route:DPS Route A
    Trailhead:3639 ft / 1109 m
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:3 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:2 Hours 45 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Mat Kelliher
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