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Mount Charleston Ski Randonnee

Mount Charleston Ski Randonnee Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 11,900'
Location: 36.2642, -115.5542 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: steve gould on Apr 5, 2011
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note to those interested - moderators etc

this is just an intial post - there are numerous ski touring options - none of which seem to be written up (yet!)

In fact there's room for a whole section on Nevada ski touring in Nevada generally -obviously there's a small no of people doing stuff but i am not aware of any other website hosting this sort of info for Nevada (unlike California)

I went up south trail from Mt Charleston lodge today (4/4/2011) - started skinning from road at 8.30 am - low avalanche risk - so felt happy on my own without shovel or transceivor - there were a few ski tracks - but the main trail was boots and snowshoes. gthe route is a a nice enclosed gully - max 25 degrees. Cos of altitude and lack of fitness I stopped at 9600 feet at 11 am - after 2000 feet of ascent. But i had done the steep bit and there was good snow to the ridge top No need for axe or crampons - but harscheisen useful. Had superb ski down on pretty much perfect spring snow - steep enough to be interesting - but soft enough to be easy - plenty of snow - the campsite picnic tables at the bottom were almost buried under snow. It was another 2000 feet to mt charleston summit or another 1400' to mt griffiths.


Getting There 

drive to a trailhead - preferably over 7000 feet and put your skis on

Climbing Season

For the Mount Charleston area.

Weather station 5.1 miles from here

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By Jon O'Brien
From: Nevada
Nov 15, 2011
snow's gathering again, anyone into dropping some lines this winter?



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