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Bridge Mountain
Bridge Mountain seen from the northeast

There is an airy and exposed 4th class route up the east face of the mountain. The west face of Bridge Mountain was climbed in 1965 by George Lowe, Karl Dunn, Dick Bell, Robert Sears, and Peter Gibbs

Bridge Mountain was originally called Crawford Mountain after William Crawford and his family. They were settlers that lived in Zion. The name was later changed to Bridge Mountain after Mrs. Crawford saw a natural arch on the side of the mountain which early pioneers called a bridge. Today, it is known as Bridge Mountain Arch or Crawford Arch

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lcarreauFasinating history !

lcarreau

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It deserves my vote!
Posted Jan 8, 2008 6:35 pm

mountaingazelleRe: Fasinating history !

mountaingazelle

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Thank you, Larry. I like learning about all of the names of the mountains and the history behind them. Bridge Mountain is really neat and the area around the east side of Zion is beautiful.
Posted Jan 8, 2008 9:41 pm

MoapaPkBetter view than any I've seen

MoapaPk

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I sent Bo this link when the site was about to go down: Bridge Zion ...
expect to get hauled there when the snow melts (ha ha). CP soloed this route, which I can't imagine; the fresh mountain lion tracks were enough to give me pause.
Posted Jan 31, 2008 8:40 pm

mountaingazelleRe: Better view than any I've seen

mountaingazelle

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Thanks! Great photos from your climb. You guys did a good job traversing on that steep slab. The rock doesn’t look too solid either. Is there anywhere to place gear and belay?
Posted Feb 1, 2008 3:10 am

MoapaPkRe: Better view than any I've seen

MoapaPk

Voted 10/10

A carried about 70' 3/4" webbing across one iffy stretch, tying off to a sketchy stump before I started. CP on his previous trip used nothing. I've since thought about better ways to protect that one spot, and will share them if you ever decide to try it.
Posted Feb 1, 2008 4:23 am

AndinistalocoAwesome

Andinistaloco

Voted 10/10

shot! Airy and exposed 4th class... damn, I've got to do this one. Is it in Cp's guidebook by any chance?
Posted Apr 11, 2009 6:33 am

mountaingazelleRe: Awesome

mountaingazelle

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Thanks! Yes, it is in CP's book. This mountain is a little more commiting than other 4th class routes in Zion. The crux is up a steep slickrock face on crumbly rock with little protection available.
Posted Apr 13, 2009 3:26 pm

RobSCNice Photo!

RobSC

Voted 10/10

Finally got to Zion last year but I missed this view. Spectacular!
Posted Aug 23, 2010 11:49 pm

mountaingazelleRe: Nice Photo!

mountaingazelle

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Thank you! This is a view from the east side of Zion. I have photos of Bridge Mountain from several different angles. It really stands out because of its unique shape.
Posted Aug 24, 2010 11:36 am

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on Jan 4, 2008 4:13 am

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Lat/Lon: 37.20620°N / 112.966°W
Object Title: Bridge Mountain