Frenchman Mountain Climber's Log

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technicolorNH - Oct 21, 2021 7:24 pm Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2021

quick jaunt  Sucess!

Took me about ninety eight minutes to climb to the summit, although I sat down a few times on the first hill to see if people stopping at the parking lot were actually hikers or just casing cars. I’ve never seen a parking lot before with so much broken window glass and the entire base of the mountain is a bullet swept wasteland of shattered glass and shot up targets. The top however was almost completely trash free and had spectacular views of Vegas to the west. Mixed bag.

Ryan Gillman - Feb 8, 2021 6:27 pm Date Climbed: Apr 15, 1984

Ryan Gillman  Sucess!

When I was 15 in 1984, a good friend and myself rode our bicycles up Bonaza Rd to the base, hid the bicycles, and climbed up the front of this thing. We were unaware of any trails or the service road in the back. Got to the top in about 4 hours and backdown in a couple hours. We were able to catch a chuckwalla lizard at about a third of the way up, we didn’t know they existed in Las Vegas. We took pictures, if I can find them I’ll post one. This was a super memorable experience for me.


ericnoel - Dec 31, 2020 6:32 pm Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2020

Frenchman  Sucess!

Standard road and then around the fence.

T. White

T. White - Jan 21, 2020 5:03 pm Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2020

Just had to do it  Sucess!

Temps weren't bad but the chilly wind up top kept my summit time to a minimum. Little-marred views to the east (unlike Black Mountain), but the city itself was dulled by a weak sun. Man, what a steep road.

pmshop_4 - Jan 15, 2020 2:39 pm Date Climbed: Dec 30, 2018

Just Looking For A Drone  Sucess!

Sent a drone out on an automated mission to catch the Las Vegas westward reveal at the second saddle and wound up crashing into the first saddle. Someone had to get it. For an unseasoned climber...3 minutes to lose the drone, 3 hours to recover. Lucky I climbed bleachers at the local high school stadium between May 1 and August 31 the summer before. Only aches and pains I had were my ankles from giving with the loose rocks.


GlennD - May 24, 2019 6:31 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2019

Frenchman  Sucess!

Brought trail running shoes thinking I could run it. Turns out, not so much. That road is incredibly steep.


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.

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