Lone Mountain Climber's Log

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Scott - Jan 16, 2024 8:33 pm Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2023

Lone Mountain  Sucess!

Along with Kessler and Shaylee, Kimberly and I climbed Lone Mountain near Las Vegas and before beginning the drive home. Without the sunshine, it was a world of gray.


McCannster - Jan 2, 2024 8:57 am Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2023

Fun scrambling  Sucess!

Pretty cool having this type of scrambling in a suburban neighborhood. Ascended the south ridge in about 15 min from Alexander, and then looped back around to the base of the SW face and soloed "Training Grounds" route. Descended via the regular trail and ran back to the car via the trail along the eastern side for an outing of just over 1 hour. Very enjoyable.


JRaphaelson - Jan 22, 2023 1:59 pm Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2023

Lone Mountain  Sucess!

Great little peak, easy summit and solid views for an urban mountain.

derekPuraVida - Jan 10, 2023 1:59 pm Date Climbed: Jan 9, 2023

Lone at Night  Sucess!

rocky. steep. short hike. took little dogs.


aedwards - Feb 8, 2022 11:48 am Date Climbed: Jan 11, 2022

Nice quick little hike  Sucess!

Great easy summit. Decent views of town.


Padiddle - Mar 18, 2020 4:32 pm Date Climbed: Mar 9, 2020

Good workout  Sucess!

Nice quick easy hike. Generally prefer Cheyenne for quick workouts due to crowds but this has a better trail for guests.

T. White

T. White - Jan 21, 2020 3:16 pm Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2020

Nice warm-up (or in this case, cool-down)  Sucess!

Did this via the standard route after summitting Black Mountain in the McCulloughs that afternoon - saw the sun's last rays over the city and eastern ranges. Looks like someone cleaned up the garbage and (most of) the graffiti as well. Tried to imagine what the experience must've been like before 215 was put in... it's quite a convenient freeway, but at a cost.


tcingrum - Dec 22, 2019 7:08 pm Date Climbed: Dec 19, 2019

Loner  Sucess!

Scrambled up the opposite end of the trail. Made it a little more interesting.


gimpilator - May 6, 2018 9:41 am Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2018

Golden Eagle, Lone, Pinnacle  Sucess!

Only had a half day so I got 3 peaklets. trip report


LawnmowerNotIncluded - Feb 8, 2017 12:59 pm Date Climbed: Dec 24, 2015

Lone Mountain Park  Sucess!

It's an easy climb and a nice place to bring out-of-towners for a quick peak and beautiful view of the city. It is surrounded by a 2+ mile dirt-packed walk/horse/bike track and an adjacent parks with plenty of parking, restrooms, picnic tables, shelters, etc.

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Dec 31, 2016 11:36 am Date Climbed: Jan 12, 2016

Nice!  Sucess!

Nice for a local access peak!


philadendron - Nov 25, 2016 1:37 am Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2016

Thanksgiving family hike  Sucess!

Went with my family as a Thanksgiving morning activity. Quick and steep. Took my daughter on my back in her carrier, she fell asleep on the way down. Lots of tantalizing scrambles visible from the path that goes all the way around Lone Mountain.


Zandt - May 29, 2012 1:18 am Date Climbed: May 27, 2012

An hour round trip  Sucess!

Fun little hike. Took the boy with and we were up top in half an hour, even dawdling and taking pics. Took the trail from the end of Vegas Vista Dr.

We're gonna make a regular conditioning hike out of this. It's great for that if you're a local.


jtellis - Oct 30, 2011 9:26 pm Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2011

Up and down in less than 25 minutes  Sucess!

Great vantage point to view the obscene urban sprawl of Vegas. Lots of people and litter. Headed over to Mount Golden Eagle, which was entirely different.


kavak - Apr 18, 2011 2:00 pm Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2011

West side Standard Route  Sucess!

Climbed this after attending the CON EXPO show in Las Vegas. It was nice to get out after eating so much food for the previous two days. Lots of people on the mountain. I met some hikers/climbers as well out for a training hike up and down the mountain. Nice views..


kteichert - Nov 26, 2009 10:40 pm Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2009

Tradition  Sucess!

Thanksgiving Day tradition hike with my sister, her husband and their 6 kids, ranging from 12 to 2. The 4 year old hiked the whole thing.


WML - Aug 17, 2009 8:50 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2006

Personally, I'd rate this climb ABO+ on the french system...Grade VI American.  Sucess!

After a multi-day approach and numerous objective hazards, at long last, we arrived at the base of the climb. Upon surveying the peak, it clearly presented numerous challenges of its own. After hauling our port-a-ledge to a third of the way up for a bivy (unplanned that low), we spent three days on the wall due to inclement weather. After watching avalanches cascade near our wall-side bivy, we then proceeded to crawl with our remaining sinew and grit to the summit of this mighty mountain.

We rejoiced and regaled, however, the task was only halfway done. Now for the hard part, descending this peak. Much to our chagrin, we discovered that there was a heavily used "use trail" with a strange rock feature that was placed there, not by God, but by man - A BENCH.

While we were happy to see the bench, unfortunately it was already occupied like the hut on the other side, by a Las Vegas native vagrant. The wildlife in this area is rather feisty, even after explaining our epic on the other side. He proceeded to query us for our spare change, to which we decidedly turned and fled the mountain.

Five minutes and 400 vertical feet later, we were among the local ghetto bastards and other plebeians lost in suburban hell. I'm not sure what was worse, the West Face of Lone Mountain or the ensuing events which transpired.

I challenge the author of this on his claim that this is a local mountain. I would liken the challenge of this peak to that of a 8000 meter peak, minus 7500 meters, add about 100 degrees, and remove the snow. Quite the epic indeed.


mountaingazelle - Apr 15, 2009 10:22 pm Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2009

Lone Mountain  Sucess!

After a business meeting in Vegas, three of us hiked to the top of Lone Mountain. Great view for the amount of effort. We had strange weather on this day in April. It was snowing in the morning and cloudy and nice later in the afternoon.


N2aktion - Apr 8, 2009 2:07 pm Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2009

Lone Mountain  Sucess!

I do this hike quite often.at least weekly with girlfriend, most often from north west trail off (vista trail rd) the start of the trail is loose gravel with moderate incline which makes it slippery coming down (most weekend hikers slip right at the end of the trail on the loose gravel)other than that its great quick hike with great views of city and bigger peaks to the west, it is great night hike as the strip lights make for great pictures and coming down at night is not as hard as you might think as the trail is clearly visible(except at bottom)


redrockshiker - Dec 22, 2008 4:09 pm Date Climbed: Dec 20, 2008

"Secret" routes  Sucess!

This mountain has a series of relatively "secret" (they aren't well known) bolted sport routes on the southeast ridge that are easily reached from the south parking lot of the park off of Jensen. They range in difficulty from 5.6 to over 5.12 and are plenty fun! Because so few people know about them (yet), you will probably have them all to yourself. Look for a big chimney near the base of the southeast ridgeline for the start of the routes. CAUTION: These routes were obviously put up by some very good climbers; they have bolts on the crux sections but are fairly runout over any 5.5-5.7 terrain that doesn't contain a route's crux move!

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