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WyomingSummitsNice hike!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 6, 1995


Can't beat Phoenix weather in Feb!
Posted Dec 30, 2012 11:37 pm

runbyu1Run up Cholla  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2012


1/27/17 Busy day running up Cholla...getting stuck behind people several times cost me a sub 20 minute finish...ended up 20:13 on the way up. Wind was pretty intense.

12/23/15 Ran up easy with Brit, down hard in 11:33

1/19/15 Ran/Climbed up the new Echo Canyon Route in 20:23

Nov. 24, 2012 Ran up to the top at sunset via Cholla in 21:38...pushed it pretty good. Haven't done anything like that in a long time. It was a nice follow up after doing the long run/hike up Superstition Peak yesterday. We had a fun time going down in the dark and enjoying the cooler temps. Looking forward to going back and doing it again from the echo side sometime.
Posted Nov 24, 2012 11:51 pm

ScrambledLeggsAZ Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2012


Being from WA, this was a lovely first summit in beautiful AZ!
Posted Nov 8, 2012 11:59 am

BeatFeetCamelback Mtn.   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2012


Started up at 5 am. All the pollution makes for a fantastic sunrise.
Posted Nov 7, 2012 2:16 pm

BritaCamelback  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2008


I grew up in the valley so I've done this a few different times. It is a really fun little hike. I'm amazed how it seems to always be crowded and how I always meet people from foreign countries on the top.
Posted Nov 2, 2012 8:05 pm

geoturtleeh...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2009


Meh. too many people.
Posted Aug 14, 2012 4:07 pm

WallylongridgeCholla Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2012


In town for a Giants game, so i guess hiking Camelback was the thing to do. What a ZOO!
Posted Apr 9, 2012 10:27 am

RickFA good morning workout  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2012


Visiting in the Scottsdale area for work, staying at the CamelBack Inn. Couldn't resist the call of CamelBack. Up Cholla trial and down Echo Canyon.
Posted Apr 7, 2012 3:06 pm

ericnoelCamelback  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 15, 2011


Nice winter hike while in Phoenix via Echo Canyon.
Posted Dec 15, 2011 6:05 pm

Andrew RankineRight by my house  Sucess!

Andrew Rankine

Have climbed this one quite a few times.
Posted Oct 25, 2011 1:07 pm

Ted EliasonIt's there  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 15, 1992

Ted Eliason

Easiest winter summit to date
Posted Oct 12, 2011 1:59 pm

ssbclimberCamelback  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2008


Climbed from the north side with Ezra Danciu and Todd James. Bring plenty of water even early in the morning. Todd ran out and begged some guy for a drink. Hahaha! Awesome view from the top.
Posted Oct 8, 2011 4:06 pm



I've climbed it nine times during 2000-2009. Always a fun scramble via Echo Canyon.
Posted Aug 9, 2011 10:20 am

jrittCamelback  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2010
Hiked up via Echo Canyon in the morning, before the sun made it all the way over the mountain. It's a fun scramble——plenty of boulders and rocks, but nothing too dicey. Awesome desert scenery and great views of the Valley of the Sun from the top.
Posted Jul 21, 2011 3:52 pm

fedakCholla Trailhead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2011


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


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


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

bennovakEcho Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2010


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


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

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