Frenchman Mountain Climber's Log

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WOLFrising - Jan 28, 2018 5:10 am Date Climbed: Jan 27, 2018

Before winter is over  Sucess!

I had to make my way up this peak. With highs in the low 70's reported for later in the week, it was time to make it up this mountain. Hiked with Maddie, before work. It is a steep road, and I'm glad I brought a trekking pole!


gimpilator - May 5, 2017 1:46 pm Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2017

All 4 summits  Sucess!

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.


RoryKuykendall - Jan 7, 2017 8:45 pm Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2017

Steep  Sucess!

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


mountainhare - Oct 19, 2014 3:01 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2014

Antenna Summit  Sucess!

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.


RaymondShevsky - May 30, 2014 3:54 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2008

Better than expected  Sucess!

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.


fedak - Jan 13, 2014 3:23 pm

Re: That's a tough road!

If you think that is steep go check out the Potosi Mountain service road :)


NavySeabee - May 6, 2013 11:42 am Date Climbed: May 4, 2013

Service Road  Sucess!

Nice morning workout with some great views. Worth the short, steep effort.


jdmorehouse - Mar 14, 2013 5:49 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2000

Not much of a mountain  Sucess!

An afternoon hike. Never again, though. The views of Lake Mead was OK, but the other side was just mucky Las Vegas.


philadendron - May 26, 2012 8:04 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2012

Great views, steep road  Sucess!

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.


jtellis - Oct 6, 2011 8:10 pm Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2011

Nice midday hike  Sucess!

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.


MissH - Jul 4, 2011 12:25 am Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2011

Evening hike  Sucess!

Lung and calf buster. Great night hike, started from parking area and went back the same way.


surgent - Jan 11, 2011 3:37 pm Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2011

Summit Road grunt  Sucess!

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.


fedak - Jan 8, 2011 11:35 pm Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2011

Service Road  Sucess!

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

Pics and Map are here.


MoapaPk - Dec 17, 2010 10:44 am Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2004

couple times, W side  Sucess!

By Mormon temple.


NJTripper - Dec 5, 2010 5:14 pm Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2008

That's a tough road!  Sucess!

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...


Vasler - Mar 28, 2010 10:07 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2008

Temple to top  Sucess!

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.


weeds19 - Mar 25, 2010 12:42 am Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2010

Good Exercise  Sucess!

I originally planned to run this, but after getting up the first section and scoping the next "UP", it became more of a hike :)

Dennis Poulin

Dennis Poulin - Feb 14, 2010 4:47 pm Date Climbed: Feb 4, 2010

Road Walk  Sucess!

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.


Pharmacist - Dec 21, 2009 8:55 pm Date Climbed: Dec 21, 2009

From the Temple  Sucess!

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.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Dec 14, 2009 11:23 pm Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2009

Via the road  Sucess!

Delightful little night hike with cool temps, perfect for hiking. Nice views, too. Joined by Tom Becht and Bill Peters. Trip Report

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