Fortification Hill Climber's Log
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|fedak||Main Trail, sort of |
Date Climbed: Dec 17, 2011
|Ended up in the wrong wash at the start, and subsequently on the wrong ridge approaching the base of the cliffs.|
Saw a small herd of 5 bighorns on my approach.
Pics and commentary are here.
|Posted Dec 20, 2011 10:59 am|
Date Climbed: Nov 30, 2011
|It was a windy but clear day. Nice hike and great view of Lake Mead from the summit. I watched numerous tourist helicopters fly over the mountain on their way to the Grand Canyon.|
|Posted Dec 4, 2011 12:02 pm|
|philadendron||SW route too loose|
Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2011
|My wife and I tried the southwest route (starting by the outhouses). It's crazy how loose the rock is on some of the scrambles and even though it was fun, as we started to approach the summit cliffs, it was just too loose and exposed for our liking. We decided to turn around and made our own route back through a dry riverbed. Views of the lake were still nice from halfway up. My recommendation is to use the safer route that starts further up Kingman Wash.|
|Posted Nov 14, 2011 3:12 pm|
|fedak||Standard Route |
Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2011
|Nice quick easy summit with great views.|
Desert wildflower season is just starting. Bit overcast but otherwise nice spring day.
Lots of noise pollution from the neverending stream of tourist copters bound for the grand canyon. (Never saw any returning- do they go back via a different cooridor?)
Pics and commentary are here.
|Posted Mar 27, 2011 6:59 pm|
|ShinLV||Memorial hike |
Date Climbed: Dec 6, 2008
|Our group climbed this hill on Nov.16th and one hiker fell and dead.|
We returned there 3weeks later for memorial Hike.
|Posted Dec 11, 2008 1:38 am|
|fedak||Re: Memorial hike|
|Saw the memorial above the class 2-3 crux. What's the story on how he fell?|
|Posted Mar 27, 2011 6:55 pm|
|WyoNative||Main Trail |
Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2008
|The wind sucked, but Tyler's company made the "up" part manageable!|
|Posted Apr 20, 2008 3:37 pm|
|jimegan||Fortification Hill |
Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2002
|Climbed with Pat and Terry to show them the views of the lake and Vegas|
|Posted Feb 17, 2008 7:53 pm|
|MoapaPk||different conditions |
Date Climbed: Dec 21, 2002
|The first time was my first trip with the LVMC, 8 mo. post brain damage. I watched as Toby was carried to the summit in a snowstorm. |
Today I watched as Toby led the hike. Due to strange circumstances, I went up and down twice. And I was worried beforehand that I might not get enough exercise...
I've also been up by the SW face -- creepy, with too much loose rock.
|Posted Feb 9, 2008 10:51 pm|
|Tracy||normal route, but at night |
Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2007
|Gas-$12, ticket from the dam police-$125, views from the top of Fortification Hill under an almost full moon-priceless! Les Rekve and Joe Hall hiked/climbed with me to the top of this one. We signed the register at 11PM. Les's son Kirk and Joe's brother Ben hiked in a half mile but then waited for us to get to the top and back. Quite breezy tonight but the views of Lake Mead, Las Vegas, etc. at night were worth it. Didn't hear or see one single helicopter :)|
|Posted Apr 1, 2007 4:32 am|
|diane||great view |
Date Climbed: Dec 9, 2006
|a group of us climbed this one on a windy day- amazed at the number of helicopters buzzing so close. great views of lake mead and beyond from the top.|
|Posted Mar 5, 2007 7:30 pm|
|Anya Jingle||Via the MainTrail |
Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2006
|Several times via the normal trail, once via the West Ridge. Pleasant mountain. We often see bighorn sheep when we do this hike. The slideshows are here: Fortification Hill 2005 , Fortification Hill 2006|
|Posted Jan 28, 2007 12:29 am|
|cp0915||Route Climbed: trail (with variation) Date Climbed: Dec05|
|Followed the trail to the base of the cliffs. Instead of then following the trail north to the class 2-3 weakness, I headed straight up. Nicely exposed class 3-4 scrambling took me to the top of the mesa. A short walk from there took me to the highpoint. Saw two bighorns just below the summit.|
I've done a hundred or more peaks in the Las Vegas area, and the view from the top of this one is unmatched.
A much better time than I had expected. Nice and short - about 1h40m car-to-car.
Did Mt. Tipton that morning.
|Posted Dec 29, 2005 12:28 pm|
|SusanM||Route Climbed: Main Trail Date Climbed: September 10, 2005|
|My seven year old son and myself hiked to the summit, the second time for him.|
|Posted Sep 11, 2005 12:19 am|