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2♥ Kraft Mountain
September 30 @ 6:30 am - 9:30 am UTC-7
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New hikers welcome!
Waiting list set to automatic. Preference to hikers who need the card.
This will be a slow to moderate hike using the west route side of Kraft Mountain to the peak. We will be scrambling parallel to Hell’s Hills and start with a great warm up. I will give you a few tips on how to become a better scrambler and how to read the sandstone. This one has some class 2 (use of hands mainly for balance) and a few class 3 than the traditional route, so you will have to use hands and arms to help you climb. This route is about 3 miles with an elevation gain of nearly 1,000 feet to the peak at 4,714 feet. This hike is normally completed in about 3 hours, depending on how long we take for breaks or photos. If you want to jog, this isn’t your hike. Always stay with the group.
Hike: Kraft Mountain Up and Over Loop – Closed loop
Trailhead: End of Sandstone Drive – unmarked
Distance: 2.8 miles
Elevation gain: 1,000 feet
Elevation peak: 4,714 feet
Time: 3 hours
Danger level: 3
Prepare for weather. You will need 2-3 liters of water, snacks/lunch for the peak, sunscreen, hat/sunglasses, extra layer (depending on weather). Helmet strongly recommended. Approach shoes are the best for sandstone. Send me a message for questions.
Here is a video on what to bring on your hikes.
*Please notice price change below:
52 Peak Club Information:If you are a current 52er, the cost of the card is $5. If you want to join the 52 Peak Club, the cost will be $60 to join and $19.97 per month or $5 per card. Your choice. You do NOT have to be a 52er to sign up for this hike.
Being On Time Be:
Please be respectful of others and be on time or you will be left behind.
Pace: You absolutely need to know your pace and ability levels.
Group Hiking: Always stay with the group.
Safety: Getting everyone through the hike safely is my number one priority.
Know and understand the following classes of our hikes. Be sure you are comfortable with the posted class before signing up. Most hikes posted with classes 4 and 5 typically only have small sections that are at that level, but it’s important to know you must be prepared to face those areas. Class 1: Walking with a low chance of injury. Class 2: Simple scrambling with the possibility of occasional use of the hands. Little potential danger is encountered. Class 3: Scrambling with increased exposure. A rope can be carried but is usually not required. Falls are not always fatal. Class 4: Simple climbing with exposure.
Hiking Las Vegas Meetup leaders are not guides. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions you would take if you were hiking alone. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well-being. By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that hiking and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death. The leaders of this group and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant, including you, at any event. All attendees participate at an event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property and/or any injury to themselves or their guests. By signing up for this event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the leaders of this Meetup group.
I request that each hiker carry emergency instructions with them on each hike. This information should be easy to find in their packs and include their name, emergency contact person(s) and phone numbers and maybe even primary care physician and pertinent medical info like prescription medications being taken, allergies, etc.