Ascent of Blue Diamond Hill on 2015-12-27

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Angela Kassan
Date:Sunday, December 27, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Blue Diamond Hill
    Elevation:4950 ft / 1508 m

Ascent Trip Report

This route has a trail all the way, though it is hard to follow in a few places, and there are never any signs at trail junctions. Initially, it's easy to see the boulders on top of the ridge to the east, so easy to make the choices that head there. Once the trail passes the boulders, it begins to fade. Still, the country is open and it's easy to stay on top of the ridge. That ridge can be followed to the summit. At around 4880', one will come across a road that is almost perpendicular to the ridge. You can follow the road to the left where it will eventually bend around to the right, or continue straight and a little to the left and rejoin the road in a little ways (this is the most direct route).

This summit does have great views of the entire Las Vegas area. There are several other potential high spots, but on my first ascent I found this to be the highest.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1570 ft / 477 m
    Extra Gain:150 ft / 45 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.4 mi / 11.9 km
    Route:Northwest ridge
    Trailhead:Hwy 159 @ Stables entrance  3680 ft / 1121 m
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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