Lone Mountain Climber's Log

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gimpilator

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Mar 3, 2008 10:27 am Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2008

From Jensen Dr  Sucess!

I summitted solo on the front-end of a business trip to the area. The "standard route" parking was empty, except for "no tresspassing" signs, so I opted to park in the Clark County neighborhood park off Jensen Dr. and head north around the toe of the north ridge and swing around south until I hit the standard trail to gain the saddle. I had this mountain all to myself on a sunny - albeit blustery - day. There were times I stayed far from the edge near the summit to avoid literally being blown off the mountain! Enjoyed the views of surrounding mountains.

SusanM

SusanM - May 15, 2007 9:01 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2006

A Good Place  Sucess!

My pal and I hauled up some camp chairs to sit and watch the city fireworks display. I never saw the summit so packed with people!

LV Hiker

LV Hiker - Nov 16, 2006 9:11 am Date Climbed: Jan 3, 2005

Easy Hike  Sucess!

This is an easy one. Climbed it in the pouring rain for the added challenge.

MoapaPk

MoapaPk - Oct 10, 2006 1:02 am

better than a stair climber

Three ascents/descents in one hour. A good place to survey Las Vegas' sea of houses.

This mighty mountain has been associated with at least one fatality -- but the person was probably killed somewhere else and just dumped by the trail.

redsplashman23

redsplashman23 - May 29, 2006 4:48 am Date Climbed: May 12, 2006

Lone Mountain  Sucess!

Climed in Feb, Mar, and May 06. Great mountain to practice rock scrambling and just messing around.

Tracy

Tracy - Apr 21, 2006 4:43 am

route climbed: north ridge

I climbed this sometime in 1978 after dropping my brother Eric off for his accordian lesson somewhere off of Alexander Road. I had to rush because his lesson was only an hour long. There was an American flag on top and not much else.

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Nov 28, 2005 8:52 pm

Route Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: Nov 19, 2005  Sucess!

Day 2 of my southern NV/UT tour. Feeling a bit guilty after my second consecutive late start and early finish (what is this, a vacation?), I decided to pop up this after scrambling around Red Rocks earlier in the day. Staying true to the crest of the south ridge, I didn't find anything harder than a couple of spots of exposed 3rd class, maybe easy 4th, but it was a fun scramble all the same--marred only by the KKK slogans and swastikas found along the ridge. Cool views of the city and surrounding ranges from the summit.

Dean

Dean - Oct 29, 2005 2:33 pm

Route Climbed: Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2005  Sucess!

I went up from the northeast side and found the trail at the cement bench. Nice views from the summit and I think this is great to have as a conditioner for those who live in Las Vegas. It'd be great at night.



The cement bench and a warning sign about africanized bees behind it.

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