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Elevation: 4,083 ft
GPS: 35.956, -114.944 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: DesertDan on Aug 2, 2017
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Description

Black Mountain is a beautiful desert scramble more than a climbing area. The slender north-south, sometimes knife-edge ridge, is a fun and adventurey hike. The mountain is made up of basalt and granite. The west side is complete choss but the east side has excellent rock and most of the granite with many cliff facets worthy of climbs. The only reason that there aren’t a bunch of sport and mixed climbs across the east side is the ease of access vs quantity ratio. All of the good cliffs are a ways up very steep hillside, are small, and spread out.

Getting There

Black Mt forms the south side of Rail Road Pass and extends south to Eldorado Dry Lake.

From the US93/95 junction go south on U95 for three miles (two from the new freeway) to Spring Canyon Rd. Turn right on this dirt road and follow it past the gravel pits for two miles to the foot of the mt.

There's a powęr line road on the west side and various dirt roads on the east side that can offer other access to the mountain as well.

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Boulder City's very own pet cemetery is right across US95 from Black Mountain and is a cool place to check out if you have extra time. It dates back to the building of Hoover Dam and people went all-out for some of these pet graves. To find this place, go past Spring Canyon Rd a short ways, 0.8 mi, on US95 until it bends left and goes to divided highway. Cross the median and go east on an obscure dirt road, the cemetery is visible almost right away. Aug 2, 2017

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