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fedakCholla Trailhead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2011

fedak

I lived in Tempe for 4 years in the early '90s but somehow never decided to go climb Camelback.

Finally did so. Pics and Commentary here.

Posted Apr 18, 2011 10:33 pm

chewbachmanAwesome Hike!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2011

chewbachman

Great hike via Summit Trail! A little steaper then I had originally planned but that made the experience even better. I can't wait to go back and do it again.
Posted Apr 10, 2011 1:17 pm

Midlife MountaineerEcho Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 26, 2011

Midlife Mountaineer

Great little hike, great city views. The hike was made more challenging by the crowds of people coming down while I was going up.
Posted Feb 26, 2011 10:05 pm

CortezCamelback Mountain via Cholla Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2011

Cortez

Nice climb before BCS National Championship Game>>>WDE!
Posted Jan 12, 2011 12:55 am

bennovakEcho Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2010

bennovak

A nice Thanksgiving day hike. About a million people had the same idea. Great views
Posted Nov 25, 2010 11:55 pm

patascentPopular Phoenix excursion  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2009

patascent

Nice little get away right in Phoenix. Super fun.
Posted Aug 31, 2010 11:37 am

PapaBanucciSummer in Phoenix  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2010

PapaBanucci

Second time up Camelback, being in Phoenix again on business. Started at 5:30AM, at 93° F. Cholla Trail - 29 min up, 24 min down.
Posted Aug 24, 2010 3:47 pm

McCannsterCamelback  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2010

McCannster

Yep, that would be masochistic me, hiking Camelback in the middle of August during the hottest part of the day.
Posted Aug 13, 2010 7:26 pm

EnapaiFrom Echo Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2010

Enapai

Went for a short jaunt while on vacation. I was lucky to get into the parking area. The Fire Department was on scene and while I was on the summit a rescue helicopter landed and ferried someone off to the hospital. Very nice views. Temps were moderate.
Posted May 24, 2010 7:22 pm

CLWord77Echo and Cholla  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 7, 2010

CLWord77

I've climbed it many times, but as someone still learning, I enjoy it throughly every time- total IPod friendly jaunt. 5/7/10 is probably the last time I'll get to climb it during the summer after work, as the rocks at 4:30 in the afternoon are insanely hot in spots.
Posted May 19, 2010 10:39 pm

PapaBanucciHiked while in town on business  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2010

PapaBanucci

From the hotel and back. Lots of tourists. Nobody else running it when I was on it. I think I had a good time up and especially down. I can't say I really like blue paint on rocks though.
Posted Mar 22, 2010 11:04 pm

bigdl33271st hike in AZ  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2010

bigdl3327

First hike since I moved to AZ. Great hike in the middle of town.
Posted Mar 18, 2010 3:37 am

MikerHikerNice Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 2, 2010

MikerHiker

Nice hike, When I leave home and it's 9 degrees and i drive 11 hours to hike in the high 70s, It's awesome! 40 minutes up and 15 down. Lots of people on the trail. I saw a roadrunner right on top. I went up by way of the Cholla Trail.
Posted Feb 3, 2010 10:04 pm

TJ311Rock & Roll  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2010

TJ311

Came to Phoenix for the Rock & Roll Half Marathon yesterday. Today we hiked to Camelback Summit via Cholla Trail. It rained on us for half mile or so then turned out to be a nice morning. Great views! Did some geocaching on the mountain too.
Posted Jan 18, 2010 5:06 pm

TonkaEcho Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2009

Tonka

Did this in the afternoon on a full belly after a big Thanksgiving dinner. Did it in about an hour and fifteen minutes finishing at sunset. Nice leg workout.
Posted Dec 11, 2009 10:18 am

Darren9one of the first  Sucess!

Darren9

climbed while living in AZ in 1994
Posted Nov 20, 2009 12:29 am

Justin PucciCamelback Mountain via Echo Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2009

Justin Pucci

This was a great little climb with lots of leg-burning, scrambly bits! I've personally never seen so many people on one mountain before...I made it from TH to summit in 44:18, but a good amount of time was wasted in waiting for the line of people. The trail is very well maintained, but offers a lot of options for going off on your own. It took me over an hour to find a parking spot though, so go early!
Posted Oct 24, 2009 3:56 pm

InclinerBoth ways  Sucess!

Incliner

Did both ways, Echo Canyon and Cholla. AZ favorite
Posted Sep 28, 2009 4:48 pm

VinegaroonHump
Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2009

Vinegaroon

Head to tail and back again... Started to rain and things got a bit slippery... Great views and nice urban park...
Posted Jul 23, 2009 4:23 pm

BethSCholla and Echo Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2008

BethS

Climbed pretty much every week from late May to late Aug last year. Both are nice trails, Echo is steeper and shorter, sometimes tougher to get parking, especially around sunrise. I also did the loop (up Cholla and down Echo) then back around to the car for a bit longer hike, though some of it is on sidewalk!
Posted Jul 9, 2009 12:43 am

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