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Seth MaciejowskiRoute Climbed: 4th class approach from the back side then a rock route on the north side. Date Climbed: March 2002  Sucess!

Seth Maciejowski

A long hike coupled with some stunning class 3-4 climbing and amazing scenery in the natural arch area took us to the base of the summit block. We wanted to climb the northeast arete, but there was ice in the watercourse to get to the base of the route so we forged a line straight up the face above the hidden forest. It was great! Going back however, we decided to pick our way down a gully into Pine Creek Canyon on the north side of the Mescalito. Do not try this unless you want to leave gear! We got sucked in and descended the 600' of slabs then the gully pinched down and we had to do two rappels around 100' waterfalls to reach the floor of the canyon. We downclimbed some 5.6 terrain, but left some gear at the bottom to make the final 90' rappel into the canyon floor. I repeat, do not drop straight south off the col before the 4th class section. There are confusing cairns but this is not the "3rd class" route that we thought it was.
Posted Oct 18, 2005 5:24 pm

SusanMRoute Climbed: Via Red Rock Summit Date Climbed: March 27, 2004  Sucess!


Big fun, loved the arch and the climbing. Half of our party failed to summit due to nervousness about the exposure.
Posted Jul 24, 2005 7:48 pm

Day Hikerincluded road slog from Willow Springs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 7, 2005

Day Hiker

The class-3 approach to the summit was definitely easier on the way up than it was on the way down.
Posted May 9, 2005 12:09 pm

Eric TiptonRoute Climbed: "Northeast Arete" II 5.6 Date Climbed: April 1999  Sucess!
Pat Brennen and I did this route up Bridge Mtn. via Ice Box Canyon. We started by climbing the refridgerator wall up and left of the frigid air buttress on a 4 pitch route called "Burlesqe". From the top of the route we downclimbed and rapped into the narrow canyon that origionates below the Northeast Arete. We made our way up the steep walled, stream filled canyon swiming across pools that blocked our way. We left the canyon because it was becoming increasingly difficult (and the water was freezing) and headed up long slabs east of the arete. 12 hours and several unroped and roped pitches later we stumbled onto the "Magic Traverse" which brought us to the base of the route. We bivied that night and fired the route the next morning.

This trip was more than just a climb it was a great adventure. The scenery is incredable, And Bridge Mtn. is truely unique among the peaks at Red Rocks. You have to get this summit. We hiked out on a trail to the west and took the dirt road back to Willow Springs.
Posted Dec 10, 2004 3:33 am

cp0915Route Climbed: From Red Rock Summit Date Climbed: Spring 2004  Sucess!


Great route.
Posted Dec 8, 2004 12:16 pm

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