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Ice? 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.

Getting There 

To 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.

Climbing Season

For the Mount Charleston area.

Weather station 0.4 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Mount Charleston Ice

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mount Charleston Ice:
Vegas Hose Monster   WI5     Ice, 3 pitches, 400'   Echo Falls Area
Little Falls   WI2+     Ice, 4 pitches   Little Falls
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Featured Route For Mount Charleston Ice
Rock Climbing Photo: Vegas Hose Monster

Vegas Hose Monster WI5  Nevada : Mount Charleston : ... : Echo Falls Area
Three-pitch frozen popsicle located south of Cathedral peak. Approach as per South Loop trail, taking creek bed to the base. Third pitch is the best, the ice does not always touch down.Check conditions from second pullout on Deer Creek Road (the one under Mom's Cave) using binos or spotting scope. Also visible from gravel turnout on right 3/4 mile before fire station, drive slow and keep your eyes peeled....[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

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Rock Climbing Photo: Vegas Hose Monster~ WI5  photo by Ed Boddy
BETA PHOTO: Vegas Hose Monster~ WI5 photo by Ed Boddy
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