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RedwicSecond CoHP Of The Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2011


After finishing the "9/11 Mount Grant Memorial Challenge" in Mineral County, my teammate (Mike Collins) met-up with some other participants/friends from Washington (Bob Bolton, Duane Gilliland, Ken Russell, Greg Slayden). We headed north towards Reno, stopping at Virginia City to bag this CoHP together. There was a funny character ("Eric") at the summit trying to put an American flag on the old flagpole. Greg helped. The views from summit were great. We ascended the steep slopes on the SE side, and then descended via roads back to Virginia City on the WNW side.
Posted Sep 13, 2011 12:42 am

hightineraryWhy Not?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 3, 2006


I happened to be in Reno...
Posted Jul 30, 2011 5:57 pm

Tracyvia Spanish Ravine (at night)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2010


I hiked this one at night under a waxing moon. I summited at 9:45 PM. Weather was breezy and rather cool.
Posted Oct 17, 2010 1:39 am

bigsuitSpanish Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2010


Great loop hike on a nice clear day. We made a point to visit the mine pile-outs and were rewarded with with many beautiful quartz crystals.
Posted May 26, 2010 3:40 pm

mrchad9Plan B  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2007


We planned to ski at Squaw Valley, but the wind and weather was so bad only the lower mountain was open, other resorts we closed or partially open too. Instead went to Reno for the day and the Patagonia President's Day weekend sale. Afterwards had some time so decided on this. Didn't have a map or good directions at the time. Tried to find Ophir Grade road, but once I got home realized I ended up using Spanish Ravine instead.
Posted May 9, 2010 6:43 am

tednvOnce again  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2009
Home Mountain climbed many times. Road can be tough, just hike straight up mountain to V and then to summit. Hiked with Marney, Sarah, Cherie.
Am starting NV cohp so this will be first
Posted Aug 30, 2009 5:22 pm

Ryan BurdSpanish Ravine  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2008

Ryan Burd

With Dad, below.
Posted Jul 7, 2008 7:09 pm

Bob BurdSpanish Ravine  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2008

Bob Burd

Hiked this with son Ryan on the easiest of our three day road trip. Trip Report
Posted Jul 7, 2008 7:08 pm

A BitGreat View  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 7, 2008

A Bit

Took a quick drive up from Reno after work and started the hike from the top of Taylor Street. Not much snow left and a good number of flowers starting to bloom. The views are excellent and the "signatures" from the 1870s on the summit poles & rocks are worth checking out.
Posted May 8, 2008 8:11 pm

hgrapidDavidson and Ophir at the end of March
Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2008


I hiked both Mount Davidson and Ophir Hill. First, I hiked up the road under the telephone poles. I went to Ophir Hill first. Then I hiked Mount Davidson. The weather was clear and about 50 degrees. Snow has melted on Ophir Hill, with some snow packs on Davidson, but much has melted. All told, in about 4 miles, I probably walked over 1/4 mile of snow.
Posted Mar 29, 2008 5:09 pm

JonodoSpanish Ravine  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 13, 2008


Tagged Mt. Davidson along with Ophir Hill. I ascended via the Spanish Ravine to Ophir Hill then along the ridge. A storm from the prior week left several feet of snow which had enough time to consolidate to make the postholing really bad.

Both summits have great views. Mt. Davidson better of Virginia City and Ophir Hill better of Reno and the Washoe Valley.
Posted Jan 14, 2008 5:56 pm

Brian Kalet'B' Street Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2008

Brian Kalet

Waist deep in snow!
Posted Jan 5, 2008 3:46 pm

buzzdainerSpanish Ravine  Sucess!


Easy hike from the water tanks up along Spanish Ravine to the ridgeline, then from there to the summit. Many tracks of wild horses.
Posted Oct 14, 2007 2:50 pm

shaggypGood start to My Holiday...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2007


This is basically a blaze your own trail situation, great views, good times, no summit can?!? after seeing that there really aren't any trails (they have become quite overgrown), take water & aim for the flagpole.
Posted Apr 4, 2007 4:02 pm

KaluaRound-about Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2007


Parked in the dirt above the road maintenance building complex on the south side of town. Climbed up to water towers and took a right so we could get to the "V" formed with white rocks. Continued north past the "V" and scrambled up the mountain side. The only slightly difficult part was finding the best path through the large loose rocks and snow patches near the top. Took the power-line road (which runs into a dried up creek-bed) for descent, followed by a visit to the Bucket of Blood Saloon.
Posted Mar 28, 2007 6:44 pm

Matthew HollimanFrom Virginia City  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 21, 2007

Matthew Holliman

After a failed attempt at Raymond Peak from Markleeville on Saturday (trickier-than-expected route finding, heinous bushwhacking, and a foot or more of unconsolidated snow--I didn't even get close to my objective before turning around), I retreated to Carson City that evening to lick my wounds. Browsing SP in my cosy, warm motel room, I stumbled across this peak.

It was very cold (18 degrees when I started), but the peak has surprisingly good views--it's well worth a visit. There's better footing on the right (north) side of the SE slopes as you hike up from the NV 341/342 junction.

Afterwards, I drove up to Spooner Summit to snowshoe out to Snow Valley Peak. Fun day.
Posted Jan 22, 2007 6:25 pm

mlarkin2002Normal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2005
Uneventful climb from the road below. Interesting flagpole with old "signatures" dating from 1870s.
Posted Oct 13, 2006 10:38 am

surgentFrom Ophir Grade Road  Sucess!


Easy stroll after a morning hiking up Jefferson in Nye County.
Posted Sep 12, 2006 10:21 pm

ScottySRoute Climbed: B street slog Date Climbed: 5 May 2005  Sucess!


Climbed again last night on a whim with my little sister to celebrate the semester's end! Full moonlight, great view from Minden to Fallon to Stead, my sandals did not like the steep and sandy 2000' climb.
Posted May 20, 2005 1:53 pm

ScottySRoute Climbed: Traverse Date Climbed: Dec 2004  Sucess!


Climbed up from VC in a circular ridge traverse with my visiting brother one fine winter day. Started from the extreme north end of town and followed snow-lined ridges around to Davidson's west side. The views from this peak are not to be missed!
Posted May 18, 2005 7:42 pm

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