Mount Rose


Day Hike - Mount Rose

"Measured" conditioner. Led by Ross Hemphill with Neal Kirby mentoring.

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 6.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 4,301 ft
  • Pace: At least 1.5mph, 1,643 vertical feet/hr (2.4km/h, 501m/h)

Meet at the trailhead parking lot at 8AM, ready to hike. (With pack ready to weigh, if needing the conditioner credit.) Carpooling and other details to follow.

We will be attempting "conditioner pace." For those needing to pass a conditioner as a prerequisite for Basic Climbs or Basic Scrambles, we will be timing ascents and weighing packs. Breaks during the ascent count against your time; aim for a sustainable pace. (Pack weight necessary depends on your class requirements. Spend some of your weight on emergency supplies, such as a sleeping pad and bag.)

Expect snow on at least the upper portion, have some experience with snow travel, and expect extra difficulty. Please bring poles (with snow baskets) and "microspikes."

This is a "mentored hike" led by Ross Hemphill, with Neal Kirby mentoring.


Mount Rose

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter

Also Required

  1. Poles (with snow baskets)
  2. "Microspikes"
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