Smith Mountain


By: Arkel Erb


Saturday morning a group of 12 DPSers started up Spirit Mtn. in southern Nevada. We left the cars one half mile east of Christmastree Pass and followed up the southwest ridge. When the main south ridge was reached we crossed over to the east side for a while, soon crossing back to the west side again, dropping a little to avoid the worst of the many rugged pinnacles. We climbed one third class pitch before reaching the summit. Some time was spent on the summit and on the way down doings some practice rock climbing.

Sunday 8 climbers ascended Mopah (north peak) via the enjoyable SW route. 5 hardy climbers continued on over to the south peak.

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