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RaymondShevskyFirst high peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2008

RaymondShevsky

Cold and cloudy, I was woefully undersupplied and underdressed, but it felt like Everest!
Posted Dec 24, 2013 6:10 pm

mjp20kGriffith Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 3, 2007

mjp20k

Part of a Spring Mountains peak-bagging trip.
Posted Oct 28, 2013 7:56 pm

jdmorehouseBoth Sides Now  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2012

jdmorehouse

The first time up we went from the Harris Springs side. Very nice, no one else on the trail. The second time we went up from the South Loop, and it was crowded. On the way down we got caught in a thunderstorm. Fortunately we always carry rain gear.
Posted Mar 13, 2013 1:33 pm

K9H2OBearerone of the best  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2012

K9H2OBearer

Abby and I had the peak to ourselves, which is becoming a rarity. Indeed, only saw one other group on the way up and they were heading to Charleston. Beautiful, sunny day, no wind. No snow :-( Saw a deer in the avalanche chute. First climbed in 2009 and have averaged at least twice a year since then. Nicest may have been a traverse going up the South Loop and down to Harris Peak Road (thanks to Barry doing the shuttle), in fall 2010. The South Loop trailhead construction is better than it was last fall, and not so annoying (now avoids the useless gain and loss) but parking must be horrendous on the weekend.
Posted Jul 3, 2012 10:34 am

mrchad9After Charleston  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 7, 2012

mrchad9

Quick side trip for a snack and nice view of Vegas after Charleston. Good bit of snow but not an obstacle.
Posted Jun 21, 2012 1:22 pm

philadendronGreat trail, unique views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2012

philadendron

Went up with my wife (as usual) via the SLT. Annoying construction makes the beginning of the SLT confusing. Loved the sheer limestone cliffs and the unique views of Red Rock from this vantage point. 10 miles is a long day for us at this point. No snow today on the trail, just a couple patches in the shade in the avalanche chute.
Posted Jun 10, 2012 11:21 pm

jonnollGriffith Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 12, 2012
Stopped at Griffith on the way to Charleston Peak via the south loop trail. There are some large snow drifts blocking the trail but they are easy to avoid.
Posted May 13, 2012 9:47 am

tmfaust21Great Winter Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 4, 2012

tmfaust21

Great time to climb this mountain if your looking to use your ice axe close to vegas. Crampons are not essential but would be helpful. Great weather with little wind!
Posted Feb 6, 2012 11:34 am

jtellisGriffith.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2011

jtellis

Great hike, great views. My first time over 11,000 feet. I would love to camp on this peak or on the ridgeline.
Posted Sep 22, 2011 11:59 pm

MissHBeen there done that, loved it each time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2011

MissH

One of my favorite trails - South Loop trail up to saddle, veer to the left for the summit. Did this time as peak 3 of a 3-peaks in one day with the LVMC.
Posted Jul 3, 2011 5:41 am

tednvsouth loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2011
still snow on trail. south loop to griffith, then charleston, north loop to mummy. long day.
Posted Jun 21, 2011 8:02 pm

michellenEaster hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2011

michellen

With Eva Rainier and Limage. Great snowy peak so close to Vegas!
Posted Jun 7, 2011 6:58 pm

lasvegaswraithStill a lot of snow...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2011

lasvegaswraith

...for late May. The SL is largely covered with snow from 8500' up, so it is best to either follow the ridgelines or previous footprints, if you trust them. Came down via the avy chute in Echo for a quick getaway!
Posted May 31, 2011 10:11 am

FugueManiacSLT + NE chute  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2011

FugueManiac

SLT and then followed snowshoe and snowboard tracks up the face; snowshoes + ax/poles. No tracks on either side of the mountain, according to the log last summit was in early February. Didn't see anyone else all day.
Posted Mar 15, 2011 5:13 pm

MoapaPkwow. I didn't sign?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2003

MoapaPk

I've climbed at least 20 times, 2x snowshoeing in winter, by crampon up the avalanche chute, as part of 3 to 5-peak loops, etc.
Posted Dec 17, 2010 10:39 am

jmatthysMany Routes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 18, 2007

jmatthys

Have been up Harris Springs, South Loop and Mountaineers route in the winter. Love to go the winter, also provides a great view of Vegas at night
Posted Oct 22, 2010 9:21 pm

fedakvia South Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2010

fedak

Detour on the South Loop on the way to Mt. Charleston.

Pics and Trip Report here.
Posted Oct 6, 2010 6:31 pm

NavySeabeeAfter Charleston  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2010

NavySeabee

East tag from the South Loop trail...yet not quite as easy on day 4 of my trip though. Very busy summit by the number of log entries. View to Mummy Mtn is spectacular.
Posted Aug 18, 2010 8:27 pm

TonkaOn the way to Charleston  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2010

Tonka

Came up the South Loop and made Griffith in a little over two hours from the TH. 108 in Vegas and I was wearing my coat while I sat and had a snack on the summit. The Spring Mountains are cool, get it..cool :)
Posted Aug 18, 2010 12:27 pm

weeds19From Harris Spring  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2010

weeds19

Enjoyed perfect weather and just a hint of snow on my 12 mile run.
Posted Jun 20, 2010 9:42 pm

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