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gimpilatorAll 4 summits  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2017


This was part of a month long solo peakbagging trip in which I hiked every day and got 70 peaks in 30 days. I hiked the north road and bagged all 4 peaks before driving over to do Mount Wilson in Arizona later that day.

For numerous photos and brief route descriptions see the trip report.
Posted May 5, 2017 1:46 pm

RoryKuykendallSteep  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2017


On an overcast day. Really impressed by the steepness of the road. This is no stroll.

Posted Jan 7, 2017 8:45 pm

mountainhareAntenna Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2014


A great perch above the city. Communications antennas are all over both summits but they do not mar the excellent west-east views. Such a steep access road/trail.
Posted Oct 19, 2014 3:01 pm

RaymondShevskyBetter than expected  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2008


First time was via the unimpressive jeep trail from the broken glass-desecrated parking area off Lake Mead Blvd. Second time was directly up from the Mormon temple: fantastic! Some fun class 3 sections and beautiful rock.
Posted May 30, 2014 3:54 am

NavySeabeeService Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 4, 2013


Nice morning workout with some great views. Worth the short, steep effort.
Posted May 6, 2013 11:42 am

jdmorehouseNot much of a mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2000


An afternoon hike. Never again, though. The views of Lake Mead was OK, but the other side was just mucky Las Vegas.
Posted Mar 14, 2013 5:49 pm

philadendronGreat views, steep road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2012


Had this one on my list for awhile. Steepest dirt road I've ever seen. Tough uphill, but not long, and the views are great.
Posted May 26, 2012 8:04 pm

jtellisNice midday hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2011


Nice quick up-and-down the road in about 2 hours -- had to hustle since a massive storm swept over downtown Vegas as I was approaching the summit. Way too much trash up there; good views, though, and a very different kind of mountain than I am accustomed to hiking.
Posted Oct 6, 2011 8:10 pm

MissHEvening hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2011


Lung and calf buster. Great night hike, started from parking area and went back the same way.
Posted Jul 4, 2011 12:25 am

surgentSummit Road grunt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2011


Finally got around to hiking Frenchman, which is just a few miles from my parents' home in Henderson. Followed the road because I was very curious to see just how steep that road was! Hike itself was easy, a good workout, with clouds and a cool wind. Visited both summits, although I chose not to break the law and shimmy inside the northern fence. Views are spectacular.
Posted Jan 11, 2011 3:37 pm

fedakService Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2011


Cool winter day.
Took the standard road route from Lake Mead Blvd.

Pics and Map are here.
Posted Jan 8, 2011 11:35 pm

MoapaPkcouple times, W side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2004


By Mormon temple.
Posted Dec 17, 2010 10:44 am

NJTripperThat's a tough road!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2008


Had a couple hours to kill while waiting for my wife to fly into Vegas. The 'access' road is probably the steepest lose gravel path ever called a road... A real ankle twister if you are not careful! But the view of Vegas at dusk is impressive...
Posted Dec 5, 2010 5:14 pm

fedakRe: That's a tough road!


If you think that is steep go check out the Potosi Mountain service road :)
Posted Jan 13, 2014 3:23 pm

VaslerTemple to top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2008


This is the first mountain I climbed when I moved to Las Vegas. I approached from the Mormon Temple, the West, and a slim trail quickly turned into class 3 bouldering. Great quality of rock for the climb. Great view from atop. I went down, up to the Northern peak, then down the North side using a loose and dusty jeep path.

I recommend approaching from the West and looking over the Eastern edge at the South end of the peak.
Posted Mar 28, 2010 10:07 pm

weeds19Good Exercise  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2010


I originally planned to run this, but after getting up the first section and scoping the next "UP", it became more of a hike :)
Posted Mar 25, 2010 12:42 am

Dennis PoulinRoad Walk  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 4, 2010

Dennis Poulin

Hiked the road and did the chain link fence belay to get to the high point. Visited both summits and the north one is definitely higher.
Posted Feb 14, 2010 4:47 pm

PharmacistFrom the Temple  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 21, 2009


first time climbed in 2002 up the road from Lake Mead. second time climbed up a gully on the west face from in between Bonanza and Washington. Up in 1hr 15min. down in 1hr 15min. Nice views. Made it back to the car just as it got dark. Awesome sunset set the sky on fire. Third time went up the ridge from behind the LDS temple, some fun class 3 scrambling on the upper half.
Posted Dec 21, 2009 8:55 pm

Bob BurdVia the road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2009

Bob Burd

Delightful little night hike with cool temps, perfect for hiking. Nice views, too. Joined by Tom Becht and Bill Peters. Trip Report
Posted Dec 14, 2009 11:23 pm

bechttThanksgiving night hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2009


Arrived in Vegas at 9PM after spending Thanksgiving with the family when Bob and Bill talked me into the night hike. Up on top by 11PM -- spectacular city views.
Posted Nov 27, 2009 3:09 pm

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