Mount Moriah (Nevada)
Mount Moriah (Nevada) Climbing Notes
Please submit any useful information about climbing Mount Moriah (Nevada) that may be useful to other climbers. Consider things such as access and accommodation at the base of Mount Moriah (Nevada), as well as the logistics of climbing to the summit.
August 16, 2015
Tom Gathright from United States
Driving up the access road on the west approach (FR469) is every bit as difficult as the hike. I made it to the Wilderness Area Sign in my 2 wheel drive Dodge 2500, but it was brutal. The road is littered with rocks from small 2 inch to basketball sized and the rocks are sharp. One cut through my tire and subsequently resulted in a flat.
From The Wilderness Area sign a nice trail heads south and then east to the The Table. If one doesn't want to follow that an easy bushwhack due south will put one on the ridge. The ridge is not too bad until the last mile and then it gets very steep. Fortunately the scree can be circumvented on areas with fairly stable grass or more solid rocks. The last few hundred feet are on larger rocks. The summit is typical for Nevada peaks.
To get to the route:
Travel east on US50 from Ely
After passing the cluster of wind mills and when US50 turns east, turn left (and slightly backwards) onto CR37
Follow CR37 for ~10 miles (CR37 is a good road)
Just before crossing a cattle guard turn right onto FR469 and go ~10 miles.
Stay on the main road as there are a few options to turn off FR469.
FR469 ends at the Mt Moriah Wilderness Area
I personally don't plan to return to this approach, but I will try from the east using Hendry's Creek in order to summit via crossing The Table.