Ascent of Bridge Mountain on 2009-12-02

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:17 other members of the Las Vegas Hiking and Outdoors MeetUp (100% of the group who started the trail)
Date:Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bridge Mountain
    Elevation:6955 ft / 2119 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a great hike, a decent workout, and it had amazing views. The technical part of the climb (upper class 3) looks impossible from a distance but isn't bad when you actually get to it. There are a fair number of cairns and some double black painted stripes (resembling equal signs) that mark the way, most of the way, but it would really help to have one who had done it in your group.

In addition to the summit, the natural bridge is an amazing sight.

Note that there is a fair amount of up and down on this trip- the summit of Bridge Mountain is only about 500 feet above the trailhead, but it is not the high point (nor is the trailhead the low point).
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2125 ft / 646 m
    Elevation Loss:2125 ft / 646 m
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1325 ft / 403 m
    Extra Loss:800 ft / 243 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Bridge Mountain "trail" (from the west)
    Trailhead:Red Rock Summit (on jeep road)  6430 ft / 1959 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1325 ft / 403 m
    Extra Gain:800 ft / 243 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Bridge Mountain "trail"
    Trailhead:Red Rock Summit (on jeep road)  6430 ft / 1959 m

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