Mount Charleston Ice Climbing
|GPS:||36.26, -115.648 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Jason D. Martin on Nov 21, 2006|
DescriptionIce? Near Las Vegas? Couldn't be...
Suprisingly enough a small number of ice climbs come in on Mount Charleston with some regularity. Most of these climbs are easily accessible from the road and require little commitment.
One word of caution, some ice formations don't bond well on the limestone. Be sure to evaluate your climb closely before committing to it.
Mount Charleston Wilderness Area Details
Much of this area is in the Mount Charleston Wilderness Area, learn which crags are within our outside of it before you go. See the BLM Fact Sheet blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files… for a good overview of what it protects and what that limits, and the Forest Service page fs.usda.gov/detailfull/htnf… for other information.
Getting ThereTo Get to Mount Charleston from Las Vegas, Take I-95 North to 157. Take a left turn crossing the Southbound Lane and follow Hwy 157 for 20.6 Miles.
From there, continue to the access point for your destination.
The third access point is Group Picnic Area #1. To approach climbs from this area, park as for Cathedral Rock. Continue walking beyond the small lot to a right hand turn a few hundred yards away. Walk up this road to the Group Picnic Area and the start of the South Loop Trail.
Classic Climbing Routes at Mount Charleston Ice
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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