Mt Rose, Nevada
25 Jun 1998 - by John Bees
The only interesting route for mountaineers is from the Galena Creek
park approach off of Nevada SR431 (The Mount Rose highway). From the
north park entrance take the Jones Creek-Whites creek trail first to to
the top of the switchbacks (3.2 miles, 2,100') then along a side trail
to Church's Pond. From the pond there's no trail but the route should
be obvious to an experienced cross-country hiker/mountaineer. Basically
the route is to climb the north face of the NE ridge above the pond on a
diagonal traverse while heading towards the peak. Several interesting
routes lead towards the year round snow field below the east summit
ridge. Climb the snow field and head up along the summit ridge until
you reach the stone wind shelters marking the true summit. fine view of
Tahoe and beyond. Totals, time 1 way 4 hours, vertical 4,700', 1 way
- Peaks: Mt Rose
(sorted/filed as Rose)
- Place: Nevada
For peak baggers interested in the easiest route take the road and the
trail from Mt Rose pass (8,900') on SR 431. Vert 1,900, miles 4.5 1 way.
It's popular and boring!
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