Gass Peak (NV) Climber's Log

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gimpilator

gimpilator - Dec 20, 2017 4:30 pm Date Climbed: Dec 18, 2017

Gass/Fossil Ridge/Castle Rock   Sucess!

3 peak day.

tdoughty

tdoughty - Jan 26, 2015 8:07 pm Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2015

windy  Sucess!

nicely barricaded parking area now at TH

RaymondShevsky

RaymondShevsky - Dec 20, 2013 2:36 pm Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2009

Good stroll  Sucess!

Summit was clouded over; still a worthwhile day out.

jtellis

jtellis - Apr 27, 2013 12:25 am Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2013

Easter hike  Sucess!

Hiked up on a beautiful, hot Easter morning. Great visibility, and very peaceful out in the desert. I had to (unfortunately) rent a high-clearance vehicle for the day just to get to the trailhead, but it was well worth it.

fedak

fedak - Jan 27, 2012 12:08 am Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2012

Northern Ridge Trail  Sucess!

Crappy visibility in the Vegas valley- probably should have waited till the air quality was better to do this one. Route was easier than I was expecting.

Pics and commentary here.

surgent

surgent - Apr 8, 2009 2:28 pm Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2009

Unheralded summit  Sucess!

Followed the north route, no difficulties at all. Four hours r/t, including stops and summit break. Stunning weather: near-zero humidity, 150-mile views, cool, slight breeze. A great little half-day hike for a nice "little" peak. My trip report

Foxy Long Bottoms

Foxy Long Bottoms - Mar 10, 2009 2:17 pm Date Climbed: Mar 7, 2009

1.5 Hrs  Sucess!

1.5 hrs up the standard route. Neat views of the city and surrounding peaks from the top. Good route for a quick fix outside of the city.

ShinLV

ShinLV - Nov 15, 2008 4:12 am Date Climbed: Nov 14, 2008

climbed from South  Sucess!

Climbed from South (North end of Decatur). Took little over 5 hours to go up, because I had to check the GPS route all the way and Geocaching. I think I can make it in 4.5 hours next time. It was about 8.5 miles and more than 5,100 ft elevation gain for only one way up.
Fortunately, I met one guy at the peak and went down from North with him. (He gave me a ride back to my car)
http://www.vegashikers.com/pic/20081114/p1.html

LV Hiker

LV Hiker - Apr 3, 2008 8:36 pm Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2008

Standard Route  Sucess!

My friend Bob and I climbed this little peak today. Took us a couple hours going up and about one and a half coming down.

Great weather out there today. There were a couple police choppers coming and going from the summit all day today. Perhaps they were doing some type of maintenance?

firewater

firewater - Mar 8, 2008 11:22 pm Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2007

Route Climbed: Northern  Sucess!

I climbed this one from the north with my wife a friend and his two daughters. This was his first summit with his girls and they did great despite a windy summit. 5 and 7 years old, where do they get the energy? We took the service road past the parking area to shave a couple miles off for the girls. The rangers were out this weekend though and those four miles cost us $175. They've never ticketed us before, but at that cost they won't again either!

jimegan

jimegan - Feb 8, 2008 8:30 am Date Climbed: Dec 13, 2003

GASS PK  Sucess!

LVMC HIKE FROM N DOWN S

redsplashman23

redsplashman23 - Jun 8, 2007 9:48 am Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2007

Saw a B2  Sucess!

Great Hike from the north. Great views of Las Vegas, Lake Mead, and surrounding area. Saw a B2 Bomber fly low over us 1/2 to the summit.

MoapaPk

MoapaPk - May 8, 2007 8:36 pm Date Climbed: Dec 10, 2003

over the top

we started from the N side, and went down the canyons on the S. Most people rap'd; I just downclimbed.

SusanM

SusanM - Feb 13, 2007 3:44 am Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2007

Good conditions  Sucess!

The roads are in good shape leading out to Gass Peak. High clearance recommended, without high clearance your trailhead drive time will be substantially increased.

boisedoc

boisedoc - Sep 12, 2006 4:45 am Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2002

good views  Sucess!

Nice outing from Vegas

Tracy

Tracy - Apr 21, 2006 4:25 am Date Climbed: Jan 1, 1986

route climbed: eastern approach from the end of the dirt road that follows the Pecos Road alignment  Sucess!

I climbed this one from the east with my brother Eric on New Year's Day, 1986. The LVMP Dept Radio repeater antennas on the summit were not fully installed but were under construction.

mountaingazelle

mountaingazelle - Nov 6, 2005 5:47 pm

Route Climbed: Northern Approach Date Climbed: November 5, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed with my dad, Susan, Tyler, and Ron. Nice weather on this hike, not too hot. There was a trail up the ridge for most of the way. Great view of Las Vegas and all of the surrounding mountains.

Ranger217

Ranger217 - Sep 9, 2005 3:02 pm

Route Climbed: North Date Climbed: September 6, 2005  Sucess!

Nice hike. 78 deg at 7 AM to 90 deg at 12 PM. Found it longer and slightly more challenging than it looked from the trailhead. Disappointed that that I did not see any Big Horn Sheep. Best part was being the only person in at least 50 sq miles. Fun watching the 60 mph dive-bombing swallows on the ridges. Some of the trail wasn't too clear. Best help was this website: http://www.birdandhike.com/Hike/DNWR/Gass_Peak/Gass_Peak.htm

SusanM

SusanM - Jul 24, 2005 7:45 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: April 10, 2004  Sucess!

Chilly at the onset of the hike, but warmed up nicely on the ascent. Nice views of the surrounding area.

cp0915

cp0915 - Apr 18, 2005 11:48 am

Route Climbed: from the north Date Climbed: sometime in '03, I think  Sucess!

Very windy and cold. The summit views were exceptional.

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