Ascent of Mount Nebo on 2009-08-29

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Tim Newman
Date:Saturday, August 29, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Nebo
    Elevation:11928 ft / 3635 m

Ascent Trip Report

The northern route is the easiest way up Mount Nebo and the trail is in very good condition. I am very confused as to why the trail does not appear on topographic maps or even Forest Service maps.

One can start this trail at the Nebo Bench parking area, or take the dirt road a half mile further to a parking area at the real trailhead. The trail starts out moderate the first mile or so before a steep climb to the north ridge of North Peak. The trail then is mostly moderate as it works its way around the west side of North Peak to Wolf Pass. From Wolf Pass the trail gets brutal as it climbs to a false summit. From there, it drops down a bit as it follows the north ridge of Mount Nebo for a relatively flat quarter mile before climbing the last 500 feet. This last section is class 2-3.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3868 ft / 1177 m
    Elevation Loss:3868 ft / 1177 m
    Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3268 ft / 995 m
    Extra Loss:600 ft / 182 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Route:Northern Ridge from Wolf Pass
    Trailhead:North Peak trailhead  9260 ft / 2822 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:3268 ft / 995 m
    Extra Gain:600 ft / 182 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Route:Northern Ridge to Wolf Pass
    Trailhead:North Peak trailhead  9260 ft / 2822 m

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