Clark Mountain Climber's Log
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|cab||From Picnic Area |
Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2013
|The roads on the map do not correspond to what is actually there, but using GPS, we were still able to make it to the picnic grounds in the dark.|
We had a hard time making sense of the DPS hiking directions, but as long as you get to the correct notch in the cliffs, it doesn't really matter which ridge or gully you take up to that point. Nice views from the summit.
|Posted Apr 15, 2013 3:18 pm|
|jdmorehouse||Short but Steep |
Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2013
|Hiked up from the picnic area following the ridge line to the left of the wash to the cliff bands. My partner wasn't feeling sturdy and decided to wait at the base of the Class 3 climb to the summit ridge. I made it up and back down in a short amount of time, not wanting to keep her waiting too long. We then drove on to Teutonia for a nice class 3+ scramble to the top of the granite out croppings there. A great way to end the month.|
|Posted Apr 1, 2013 2:48 pm|
|mrchad9||Superb Views |
Date Climbed: May 6, 2012
|Been to this picnic area a few times and climbed once, simply outstanding views from the summit in every direction. Visited the crashed plane en route up (not much to see) and get lost on the drive in on the ever changing mine roads every single time this last time there was a gate to drive through.|
|Posted Jun 21, 2012 1:15 pm|
|ShinLV||from the picnic area |
Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2011
|Did this hike with 2 Canadian Hiker friends (Bob Spirko and Dinah). They attempted this hike previously without any beta and turn around at the class 3 spot since they didn't know that was the right route or not.|
Anyway, to getting picnic area was little bit challenging since this area is currently under construction of huge water reservoir. It is around the ‘Tailings’ in the map.
The temporally dart road goes around the water reservoir and connect to the old road on the ‘wash’.
You can check the current dart road to the picnic area from here.
The hike was nice. Most part was class 2 and few class 3 spot. The class 3 spot described as ’20 feet’ was actually about 40 feet. I used the webbing for safety. There is an anchor near the top of the class 3 section.
The view from the peak was fantastic and hike was fun. Yet, I didn’t see many sign in at the peak register.
Here is my hiking album
|Posted Nov 25, 2011 3:38 am|
|Tracy||helped a hiking buddy|
Date Climbed: May 26, 2011
|I didn't bag the peak. I hiked up to assist a hiking buddy who had taken a bad fall the day before. He was awaiting a helicopter evacuation (which occurred while I was there) from the bottom of the headwall just south of the ridge, east of the cliff band. I was able to see him off as he was hoisted up to the helicopter. I then hiked out with 6 BLM fire crew members who had been with him since 2:30 am that morning through a very windy night (gusts up to 80 miles/hour). I drove his vehicle to UMC hospital in Las Vegas for him.|
|Posted May 31, 2011 3:13 am|
|robot one||From the picnic ground |
Date Climbed: Dec 12, 2010
|Although this climb was lots of fun and the summit was sunny and awesome, the picnic area was equally impressive. This is a huge year for pinyon nuts up there.|
|Posted Dec 13, 2010 9:37 pm|
|bennovak||From the picnic area |
Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2010
|The snow line from recent storms was right about at the cliff band which made the 3rd class a bit spicy. Wont have to wonder about that mountain anymore on trips out to Vegas.|
|Posted Mar 13, 2010 9:48 pm|
|bechtt||From the picnic area |
Date Climbed: Nov 29, 2009
|Quick hike with Bill Peters on the way home from Nevada. A light coating of snow made the crappy scree slope even tougher. The snow made the class 3 section very interesting.|
|Posted Nov 29, 2009 7:20 pm|
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2008
|Great views on this one. Not too hot (thankfully). The roads near I-15 to get to this one are confusing to say the least.|
|Posted Oct 11, 2008 8:25 pm|
|ScottyS||Summit Detour |
Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2008
|Hit the summit while resampling some Pinus monophylla for a complete chronology. Parked near the end of the road past the picnic area, went up the second gully from the left, and sampled trees all the way to the south ridge. Gained the summit, turned and followed the climber's trail back along the east ridge and down the cliff band. Followed the base of the cliff band, sampling trees back to the truck. Still a great peak!|
|Posted Mar 30, 2008 10:50 pm|
|jimegan||CLARK MTN |
Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2002
|CLIMBED WITH LVMC|
|Posted Feb 8, 2008 8:15 am|
|MoabPeakBagger||beautiful north ridge |
Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2005
|Climbed via the beautiful north ridge. Very steep coming out of the "cirque" type formation on the north side, then some wonderful scrambling. Very spicy coming down the east side of the summit, and then steep as hell back into the "cirque". The White Fir are incredible!!|
|Posted Jun 9, 2007 8:43 pm|
|Steve Larson||From end of road |
Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2007
|Quicker than I expected, and colder. Lost a bit of time attempting to head directly up the wash, but decided that 5th class moves on questionable rock 100 feet off the deck wasn't for me that day. The knife edge was fun on the way down.|
|Posted Apr 13, 2007 9:48 pm|
|Bob Burd||From the picnic area |
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2007
|Quick ascent/descent. A bit of class 3 on the ridge, guess I didn't know the cliff headwall was the primary way up. I wandered up and back along the base of the cliff instead. Trip Report|
|Posted Mar 27, 2007 9:03 pm|
|MoapaPk||variations on usual |
Date Climbed: May 15, 2005
| Clark Mt May/05 |
For the hike, we basically took the "southeast ridge" route. However, we didn't take the traditional "class 3" section on descent; instead we just went down the knife edge. The latter route is composed of good, frictional rock... but may be a bit tough on those who don't like exposure. Personally, I don't like loose rock (I have three scarred fingers to help exlain why), so I didn't want to descend the DPS class 3 route.
As for the road in: the map posted May 11, 2005 by ScottyS is good. Three people rode up to the picnic grounds in my Subaru Outback, but I had to watch clearance, and did bottom out a few times. Whatever you do, DON'T take the powerline road described in the older DPS notes (it's supposed to go by the substation). There is a road just a bit to the east that is MUCH better.
|Posted Feb 22, 2007 4:26 am|
|Anya Jingle||South Ridge Traverse Loop |
Date Climbed: Nov 16, 2005
|Fun hike. We descendend the standard route finding an airplane wreck along the way . Slideshow is here: Clark Mountain Traverse|
|Posted Jan 28, 2007 1:11 am|
|thebeave7||East Ridge/Picnic Area |
Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2007
|The drive to the picnic area went well, though as of Jan 3rd I would say the end of the road(after you leave the wash) is too rough for a LC 2WD, unless you want to scrape the crap out of your car.|
Followed the wash til the end, then took a straight line up to the cliffs, this route was loose and brushy, not recommended. Accidentally climbed a chute in the middle of the knife-edge E ridge, then scrambled along for a hundred feet or so. Straight forward after that, took the easy C3 gulley down. Car-car in just over 2h, a nice break during the drive from Cali->Colorado.
|Posted Jan 10, 2007 6:48 pm|
|Desert Solitaire||The Dragon Cliffs!!|
Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2006
|Climbed from the South Side with D Mantle before heading off for New York. The limestone cliffs are amazing! Class 3 headwall felt more like class 2. Very little brush, wind, and overall very pleasant. Fantastic 100 sq mi views across the desert.|
|Posted Feb 14, 2006 2:54 am|
|Dennis Poulin||Route Climbed: SE Ridge Date Climbed: 22 January 2006|
|This was a nice climb even though it was only 25 degrees on top and the wind was blowing about 30 MPH. It took me about 4 hours round trip.|
|Posted Jan 27, 2006 10:02 pm|
|Matthew Holliman||Route Climbed: From the SE Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2005|
|Headed up here on my way back to the Bay Area from Las Vegas, the final peak on a thoroughly enjoyable ten day tour of southern NV/UT. This was a spur-of-the-moment decision, so I had only the DPS guide with me for beta. The crux is finding the TH, as the DPS directions are rather outdated now. (I posted updated directions, including GPS waypoints, on the main page: link).|
After thoroughly exploring the labyrinth of dirt roads around the mountain, I eventually went up via the standard DPS route, and was rather amused to find a rappel sling above the third class section (?!). On the descent, rather than returning via the headwall, I continued following the east ridge down to a very short, very easy downclimb to the easy slopes below the cliffs, then headed right to rejoin my ascent route. I highly recommend this variation--it's a great, airy little knife edge, with some of the best 3rd class I've found on a desert peak yet. Very enjoyable. Might even be easier than downclimbing the headwall, too.
Stopped at the Mad Greek cafe in Baker for dinner (presumably the best Greek food you'll find in the Mojave desert, but they don't really have the best gyros in the USA as they claim), and ended up stopping and sleeping in my car before Kramer Junction rather than continue fighting the relentless stream of holiday traffic. The drive back from Las Vegas on a Thanksgiving weekend Sunday was pretty brutal... The remainder of the drive on Monday morning was much less stressful.
|Posted Nov 28, 2005 10:23 pm|