Black Mountain Climber's Log
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|jtellis||afternoon hike |
Date Climbed: Feb 5, 2012
|Quick up and down on a cool, sunny day with a light breeze. Great views all around, and really pretty desert landscape. The sprawling housing developments at the bottom are weird, though, and I wish I could've hiked this back before the development creeped in.|
|Posted Feb 5, 2012 9:15 pm|
|fedak||Main Trail |
Date Climbed: Dec 16, 2011
|Quick afternoon summit to get some pre-holiday exercise|
Pics and commentary are here
|Posted Dec 20, 2011 10:56 am|
|philadendron||Pleasant with great views |
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2011
|Climbed via detention basin. Easy hike, fun class II at the top. Nice to be able to point to a mountain from anywhere in Vegas and say, "I've been to the top of that". 360 views are absolutely worth the minimal effort to get up there.|
|Posted Nov 14, 2011 3:22 pm|
|kavak||Black Mountain Main Trail |
Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2011
|I wanted to get out after spending time at CON EXPO and this seemed to be the best option with the rental car. The start of the route is a bit confusing but eventually I figured it out. Take the right hand asphalt path to a small electrical station building. Do not go left to cross the dam but continue across a concrete shallow embankment and then onto the path where a sign indicates the Black Mountain trail uphill to the right. Great views. Met an Englishman on the way down who planned on spending a couple of months in Las Vegas and was excited about all the hiking potential of the area.|
|Posted May 12, 2011 11:03 am|
|fedak||Main Trail |
Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2011
|My 1st summit of 2011. Quick morning outing before work.|
Slightly above freezing at the start.
Pics/map are here.
|Posted Jan 8, 2011 11:31 am|
|robot one||Trail |
Date Climbed: Dec 12, 2010
|Easy hike, nice weather, fine summit, great view.|
|Posted Dec 13, 2010 9:30 pm|
|weeds19||Nice Trail |
Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2010
|The trail to the top is in great shape and it is well signed from the backside of the water cachement area. A quick afternoon hike when I didn't have a lot of time.|
|Posted Apr 1, 2010 9:40 pm|
|Vasler||Good workout |
Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2009
|Perfect for a night hike and fun anytime.|
|Posted Mar 29, 2010 10:12 am|
|mzenblu||Fun climb |
Date Climbed: Jan 31, 2009
|This peak is practically in my backyard & am approaching my 100th summit. Enjoyable & fairly quick hike.|
Best parking is behind the new Rec Center in Suncity - ~6 space parking lot on Shadow Canyon Drive, w/ add'l street parking available. I'd recommend using the designated path, but several of the other ridges make for a more challenging hike.
|Posted Feb 23, 2009 12:44 pm|
|ShinLV||Standard route w/ Meetup |
Date Climbed: Dec 6, 2008
|Climed this Peak for the first time with Meetup hiking group.|
Made it to the Peak in 1hour 1minutes. Will make it in 1hour next time.
|Posted Dec 11, 2008 1:26 am|
Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2008
|Climbed around sunset from the detention basin route|
|Posted Mar 10, 2008 10:37 pm|
|odogg0824||Underrated peak? |
Date Climbed: Jan 29, 2008
|Some fun class 2 as you get closer to the summit. Reached the summit from the car in about 1hr 45mins. No wind and clear skies made for outstanding views in all directions. Clear views of Mt Charleston, the strip, and the Red Rock Canyon. At the summit you'll find a flag, and a cleared area with a box containing a climbers log and miscellaneous items.|
I'd recommend a late fall/winter ascent of this peak to anyone!
|Posted Feb 2, 2008 12:14 am|
|MoapaPk||several routes |
Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2004
|I've been from the N, and by Nevada Mike's trail(s). The south summit (also called N McCullough) is more remote, wilder, and much harder to climb in a short winter day.|
|Posted Dec 17, 2007 9:13 pm|
|Day Hiker||West Buttress |
Date Climbed: May 11, 2011
|2002 February 23: Hiked up from the detention basin before the trail was constructed.|
2004 January 10: Via the detention basin, but now there is a trail.
2004 September 15: Detention basin trail.
2006 March 04: Detention basin trail.
2006 December 16: Detention basin trail. Dad was good company on the hike.
2006 December 23: Detention basin trail. Mom & Dad hiked to the summit also.
2007 November 03: Hiked with DayHikerJr for his first mountain summit.
2009 July 29: Detention basin trail.
2009 December 25: Detention basin trail.
2009 December 27: Detention basin trail.
2010 January 23: Detention basin trail. Snow above 4500 feet.
2011 January 08: Detention basin trail. With DayHikerJr, Grandma, and Grandpa.
2011 April 06: Detention basin trail. Car to summit 62:22.
2011 May 11: Detention basin trail. Car to summit 56:38.
|Posted Nov 4, 2007 4:38 pm|
Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2007
|My first mountain summit. Age 2 months. Youngest on this summit maybe?|
Daddy carried me.
|Posted Nov 4, 2007 4:32 pm|
Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2007
|Great hike with Jim, Madilyne, and Karen from Hiking Meetup. Great fun with great people and awesome views.|
|Posted Apr 7, 2007 11:24 pm|
|sierragator||Suburbia to summit |
Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2007
|Nice dayhike with Sacha, Madeline, and Karen via the trail from the northwest. This peak has a fine panorama of the surrounding area. Warm spring day, partly cloudy, breezy at times. Glad it was not warmer.|
|Posted Apr 7, 2007 10:18 pm|
|Anya Jingle||Standard Trail route |
Date Climbed: Feb 23, 2005
|I've done it during the stormy weather. Lots of awesome puffy clouds around and soil was still moist after recent rains. Tiny wildflowers and other greens were present and the area wasn't as arid as I expected it might be. The slideshow from this day is here: Black Mountain hike|
|Posted Feb 4, 2007 11:58 pm|
|LV Hiker||Nice view |
Date Climbed: Jan 25, 2007
|There is so much building going on in the area it's hard to find a way to get close to the base of the mountain. We spent nearly an hour driving around the neighborhood before I got frusterated and decided to put it off until the following week. I figured I could contact some of my fellow hikers and perhaps one of them would be able to give me some directions. Which is exactly what happened.|
So this week we again went after this mountain with current directions that would take us to the base of the mountain. I went with a couple friends of mine Sherry and Marc.
We arrived at the base of the mountain and started our hike at about 10:05 AM.
It was a beautiful day for a hike up this mountain. There wasn't a cloud in the sky and the temperatures were just right.
It took us about 25 minutes of wandering around to find the actual trailhead. Once we found it though it was easy to follow and takes you right to the summit. The actual hike from the trailhead took us about 2 1/2 hours.
The trail is pretty easy until you get to the last third of a mile or so. From there it get's pretty steep.
We arrived at the summit at 1:05 PM. As usual the views from the top we're spectacular. I love the views from mountain peaks.
|Posted Jan 28, 2007 7:47 am|
|Easy hike in Jan 05. A tranquil summit. |
Lots of other nice, easy desert peaks worth exploring in this area. Sutor Mountain, as well as a bunch of unnamed ones, are close and worthy.
|Posted Sep 13, 2006 5:07 pm|