Switchback Spring Pinnacle is positioned at the summit of Switchback Spring Canyon. This summit on the Wilson Ridge is a low point on the ridge. Ascend an approach ridge from Lovell Canyon & CC Springs Roads to this potential crossover point from Lovell to Red Rock Canyons. The views from the pinnacle are spectacular including Lovell Canyon, The Rainbow Mountain Wilderness, Red Rock Canyon, The La Madre Mountains Wilderness, Mt. Charleston Wilderness, Las Vegas Valley and more! Click the image or title above for more detail.
This short, but complicated and time-consuming route up a spectacular wild pathless approach ridge takes you to a pinnacle facing a sheer cliff along with dramatic drop-offs to the right and left. The one final approach path to the pinnacle is a narrow rocky spine of a ridgeline. It’s a wonder that one can accomplish this adventure without exceeding class 3 climbing! Best time of year for this adventure is late Fall or early Spring. Click the image or title above for more details.
Switchback Spring is a little known, beautiful spring located in a canyon at the beginning of the first switchback stretch on Rocky Gap Road. The spring and ridge are accessed from the Willow Spring area in Red Rock Canyon, Nevada. This adventure includes a short stretch on lower Switchback Spring followed by an ascent to the high ridge above and to the South. The objective is to scope out a possible route to the summit of the Wilson Ridge above. The spring and ridge are incredibly beautiful and offer a unique perspective of the Rainbow Mountains Upper Crest Ridgeline, the La Madre Mountain Ridgeline and points in Red Rock Canyon and beyond. The best time of year for this adventure is Fall or Spring. Click the image or title above for images, videos and details…
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Ascend the Wilson Ridge above and North of Rocky Gap Road to Red Rock Summit. Then traverse the ridge North two high points beyond Red Rock Summit. Finally descend a long gradual approach ridge back to Lovell Canyon Road. About 95% of this adventure is pure, wild, pathless wilderness. 360-degree views along the Wilson Ridge are spectacular. There’s some complicated navigation around brush, boulders, loose rock and ledges, but nothing beyond class 2 climbing. Click the image or title above for more detail.
Take Rocky Gap Road from Lovell Canyon Road to Bridge Mountain Trailhead. Scope out potential access to Wilson Ridge North and South. The Wilson Ridge crosses Rocky Gap Road near the summit area of that road. This area is key to completing the Wilson Ridge both North and South along with important connections to The Rainbow Mountains Upper Crest Ridgeline and the Keystone Thrust Cliffs ridge access to the La Madre Mountains. Discover the interconnection of all these ridge systems. Click the image or title above for details…
Take a long, sometimes narrow and rocky approach ridge to the Wilson Ridge parallel to and above Rocky Gap Road to a prominent high point where Red Rock Summit commands the scene directly North. View the Northern and Southern stretch of the Wilson Ridge, the Northern Rainbow Mountains Upper Crest Ridgeline, Lovell Canyon, Harris and Mummy Mountains, Griffith Peak, the Las Vegas Strip and much more! Click the image or title above for more detail.
Rare Views of an isolated stretch of the Wilson Ridge and surrounding wilderness from this unique perspective. This is a big loop beginning at upper Lovell Canyon Road, ascending to the Wilson Ridge, then traversing the ridge South to Rocky Gap Road. Best time of year for this adventure: Late Spring or Early Fall with maximum daylight at this relatively cool temperature. Click title or image for more details.
Make a huge circuit of Lovell Canyon, Nevada taking in Wilson Ridge (East side), The Harris / Griffith Saddle (top), Sexton Ridge (West side). This is a total day-long wilderness immersion with spectacular views of Southern Nevada wilderness and beyond. Elevation gain: 8-9,000ft or more when gain and loss are added up. Best time of year for this adventure: Close to the longest day of the year. Click the image or title above for details.