Mount Charleston Ice Rock Climbing
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.
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.
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
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Featured Route For Mount Charleston Ice
Vegas Hose Monster
: 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
BETA PHOTO: Vegas Hose Monster~ WI5 photo by Ed Boddy
Steve Nagy Rig tech company picnic