Ascent of Bare Mountain on 2011-02-13

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Date:Sunday, February 13, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bare Mountain
    Elevation:6317 ft / 1925 m

Ascent Trip Report

I tried to access Bare Mtn from the southwest from the Carrara site and the Carrara Canyon. At the mouth of the canyon the road was posted as Private Property No Trespassing. Who knew the government didn't own 100% of the land in Nevada? It was just as well because the ridges looked like they were Class 3 and loose rock.

I drove back towards Beatty and from the cattle guard on Hwy 95 at the south end of Beatty I went .6 miles south and turned left on a good gravel road. Zero your odometer and go 4.9 miles where I took a lesser road to the left. The right fork goes up to the micorwave towers on the hill. High clearance is good to have on this lesser road. At 5.0 miles from Hwy 95 go over secret pass, at 6.5 miles turn right on an unsigned road that goes up Tarantula Canyon. Follow this road for another 1.0 mile and park at a flat circular turn out. I actually continued another .3 mile and parked but I don't think I gained anything over the circular turn out.

I hiked south up the wash to a saddle that is just northwest of the summit. The wash isn't too brushy, but I gained about 1,000 ft from where I parked up to the saddle. Once at the saddle I turned left and continued climbing up to the north ridgeline of Bare Mtn. On the ridgeline there are several rocky outcroppings that I bypassed by going left and traversing around them. Beautiful views from the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1538 ft / 468 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.1 mi / 4.9 km
    Route:North Side
    Trailhead:4779 ft / 1456 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dennis Poulin
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