Great weather. A little windy. Thanks to Branch Whitney for the help with the route!
Went up the west face from RR summit... can't say I loved all the up-and-down, but the route was beautiful and a hell of a lot of fun. Took over 100 pictures. Highly recommended....
Parked a couple miles beyond the Willow Springs picnic area and went up North Peak Ridge; perfect weather for climbing and trick-or-treating.
From Lovell Canyon via Rocky Gap Road and Red Rock Summit. Met the meetup.com group out on the sandstone and finished with them. Good bunch.
climbed with another 17 meetup.com members lead by Branch Whitney. Started from North Peak Wash that is a steep but fun scramble route. There were still little patch of snow, but not on the route. Amaizingly there were some water in the Hidden Forest. About 7 miles round trip, over 3,700 ft total elevation gain.
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La Cierta Edad (Feb. 15, 2008)
Shirley & I climbed this shady route swapping leads. We loved it - one of the best rotues we've done in RR to date. 5.10 rating seemed soft (I'm not trying to be fashionable & talk shit about soft RR ratings....got spanked plenty there) but I guess it all depends on what you like. Wrote a TR
Birdland (Nov., 2007)
Nice route but becoming kinda popular & we had plenty of company. If all of the route was like the last 25 feet, this would no doubt make Gary Clark's updated list of NA Classics....but most of route is OK only :)
Frigid Air Buttress (Jan. 26, 2007)
Fun route with a short but stout crux (well protected). All belays are on either large legdges or huge ledges. Route gets exactly 0-minutes of sunshine in January (the name is so misleading - I don't understand...??). The OW on P6 is not really much of an OW (esp. if you have long arms). The descent was scarier than anything on the route (I'd do it on twin 70 meter lines next time).
Also did bunch of single pitch stuff along Brass Wall & some on the road-face of Bridge, eg. Topless Twins (5.9), Varnishing Point (5.8), Straight Shooter (5.9+) etc..
We had a fun hike up the right side of Pine Creek Canyon (aka Fern Creek). The class 3 scrambling is great here. Alas we lost the route near the end of the canyon. After a couple hours of frustrating route finding, we finally scrambled to the top of the canyon and connected with the normal route from Red Rock Summit going toward the Bridge Mountain summit. I sure however this was not the route we had been looking for. By this time, we were getting late and had to bag the idea of going to the summit so we descended the normal route to the road to Willow Creek.
I guess everyone climbs this one. Well worth the effort and great fun. Cold morning, but warmed up nicely with lots of snow to keep it interesting. Climbed Potosi in the afternoon. Trip Report
Long slog up Rocky Gap Road....Somewhat difficult to find route in the snow. Extremely windy!
Climbed again with my husband March 22, 2008. Perfect day, very little wind. Climbed from 2 miles up from Willow Springs on Rocky Gap Road via Red Rock Summit.
2nd time with LVMC
Climbed from Rocky Gap road trailhead 4/16/07, 4/25/09, 3/23/15
Climbed from Willow Springs 5/25/02, 10/15/17
Climbed from Pine creek 2/8/06, 10/1/06, 5/2/10, 11/3/10, 1/1/12, 3/31/13, 1/1/14, 1/1/15, 5/20/15, 5/7/16, 1/23/18(Hidden forest)
Climbed from Icebox Canyon 5/7/06
Climbed from Pine Creek via Yoga Pk 12/5/12
Via Red Rock Summit with my friend Jason R. A perfect cloudy day with the best company. The hidden forest is truly magical, as is the whole landscape around the peak. I would love to come back again for Frigid Air Buttress. : ]
Amazing how hot it can get already in April. Only met 1 other person. Went across to north peak. At the time, I didn't have a solid route description so when I got to the bridge, I didn't go through but passed by to the left and found another way up to the next level.
Climbed with others met on SP and it was a great mountain - lots of fun fun climbing - loved it but it was my first hike of the year and I was very sore the next day!
Many ways with that ole' RR expert, BW, and with others. The 01-01-01 trip (put that in binary, translate to decimal, and think Las Vegas) was my introduction to Hiking Las Vegas
Davis and I found this route to Bridge Mountain on the above date. It's my favorite route to Bridge Mountain. The hike can be extended to Bridge Point via a spectacular ledge system. The final scramble to the summit is the best in Red Rock. Been to the summit of Bridge Mtn at least 50 times and lead more than 200 people over the past 10 years.
I have done Bridge Mountain many times simply becuse it is an awesome hike.
My favorite routes are via North Peak Wash and via North Fork of Pine Creek
...with SP members Aaron & Ellen, and some whacky hiking friends.
Great scambling. Pretty quick if you drive all the way up the road to the pass.
My first time was on November 23, 2001 with Bristol Ellington, Ross Burnett, and Ross's brother-in-law, John Obrey. I brought my sons Lance (age 12)and Travis (age 11) along but they waited in the small forested area just below the summit. We drove our 2-wheel drive, full-size, one-ton Ford Clubwagon van all the way to Red Rock Summit.
My second time was on December 17, 2005, with Pete Liscio, who chose to wait at the saddle and avoid the steep stuff. We drove a Jeep up the Willow Springs side and down the Lovell Canyon side. Note: FOR THOSE THINKING OF JEEPING/DRIVING THE BACK SIDE BETWEEN RED ROCK SUMMIT & LOVELL CANYON, IT IS NOT PASSABLE BUT FOR THE HARDIEST OF VEHICLES (LOCKING AXLES, OVERSIZE TIRES, AND LOTS OF GUTS).
I did a repeat of the second trip on October 19, 2007 with Steve Dush. Same Jeep route, same hiking route, 5 hours Jeep to Jeep time. 7.5 hours from Steve's house and back. I had new boots that were giving me blisters and ended up doing the sandstone scramble ascent in my barefeet.
February 4th, 2011, I took three co-workers - Michael Tassi, Eddie Dichter, and Scott Majewski (and Michael's brother Greg) again from the Red Rock Pass trailhead. Michael and Greg stopped at the big tenaja (huge sandstone pothole full of water) just above the natural bridge and Scott turned around halfway between the tenaja and the very top. Eddie and I signed the summit register then Eddie hiked back to the Jeep with the others while I took a side trip over to Bridge Point which involved a scary exposed traverse I probably wouldn't do alone again.