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scgrantCarpenter BM  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2015


A gimme after doing Lassen and Brokeoff earlier in the day.
Posted Sep 13, 2015 11:01 pm

Pharmacist4th CoHP todsay  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2015


Sutter Buttes, Cobb Mountain, Mt Vaca, then Carpenter. At least in the daylight this time. Was dark the first time a couple months ago.
Posted Feb 12, 2015 12:22 pm

cabFrom Subdivision  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2014


On the way to Tahoe to climb some SPS and OGUL peaks for the weekend. Summit at 11:45pm!
Posted Jul 21, 2014 11:13 am

David NaylorEasy as pie  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2014

David Naylor

Enjoyed climbing the fence. Was a quiet day following weekend in Sierraville.
Posted Jul 5, 2014 6:36 pm

orbitorFrom Caversham Way  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2013


Hopped the fence, then walked up to the flat top. Walked around the entire perimeter fence before I was able to find the benchmark. Despite the derision it gets for being the lowest county highpoint in California, Carpenter actually has good views west toward Folsom and Sacramento.
Posted Aug 14, 2013 6:33 pm

ericnoelSacramento  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2013


Roads: Iron Point to Carpenter Hill to Branding Iron. Circled clockwise around the water tower fence and up to the BM. Then my due diligence stomping around the tower complexes. I suspect they will fill the W slope of the peak soon enough with more houses but you'll probably be able to scamper up from Iron Point for the foreseeable future.
Posted Jul 22, 2013 11:28 pm

FletchHopped the fence  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 8, 2011


lady was very nice
Posted Dec 28, 2012 4:20 pm

trexkerryVia the south face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2012
First tried the easy way but found the gate locked with about a dozen padlocks, so following the advice of others here I parked in the subdivision south of the peak (Carpenter Hill Road, appropriately enough). The most dangerous part came in crossing the busy road, then I walked west until I passed the end of the landscaped area on the south side of the hill and simply climbed straight up dead weeds and grass for about 75 feet or so. Since this is in full view of the busy road I ran up to avoid any bored law enforcement. Took some pictures up top (views were actually okay), summit video, etc, then came back down. Round trip from car and back was 18 minutes, and .6 miles.
Posted Oct 28, 2012 2:48 am

zoltarburgeralternate parking - Iron Pt Rd  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2011


The main was locked, the fence is ~6ft high, and there were technicians leaving-
so I read the climbers log on my iphone, and read shknbke's tip about parking at Iron Pt Rd and came up that way. Thanks for the tips.
Posted Nov 6, 2011 1:30 am

Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2010


The metal gate is currently locked with about 8 padlocks. Someone no longer wants anyone to go up there
Posted Apr 17, 2010 5:34 pm

mrchad9Grand day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2005


A proud moment on our way back from a day of skiing in Tahoe.
Posted Apr 6, 2010 10:24 pm

DundeelIris Cirque Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 13, 2009


I tempted fate and showed up on Friday the 13th. The snow line was below 1,500 on the hills to the east. Parked on Iris Circle and walked up from the bike path. My first CA Cohp.
Posted Feb 17, 2009 2:15 am

buzzdainerCaversham  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2008


Spectacular views of urban sprawl.
Posted Nov 28, 2008 9:32 pm

TracyMy 4th CA cohp  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 17, 2008


Parked at the 90-degree bend on Iris Circle where the bike trail heads east. I then hiked up the hill around the subdivision fence line to the top where the highpoint rocks and benchmark can be found. Summitted at 1:45 PM. Did two more cohps later that day.
Posted May 21, 2008 1:01 am

Dangers PopPaved Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 5, 2008

Dangers Pop

Parked, breached the fence, and walked to the radio towers. Kept thinking Folsom PD was going to be waiting for me when I returned. And what would my lame excuse be? At least it's a county high point...right?
Posted May 10, 2008 2:06 am

BCLRoute Climbed: From Iron Point Rd. Date Climbed: January 1, 2007  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2007


Parked by "Fat's" and jogged to the top of Iron Point Road. From there followed a drainage ditch to the top. The view was better than expected. My back didn't hurt, which is a miracle.
Posted Jan 1, 2007 8:38 pm

Michael PerryMy 1st county highpoint  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2006

Michael Perry

Just started the Ca county high point challenge today, figured it'd be a great way to see California and spectacular views, even though I have done very little hiking before. Naturally, since I live in Folsom, just across the American River, I made this my first highpoint. The gate at the top of Caversham was locked, so I just took the path further down the hill, and followed the tall grass just beyond the fenceline of all the houses. The hike prob took 3x longer, but thats prob not saying much for this hp. I always drive on Iron Point down the hill, but the view of the valley from the top is still great. kinda hazy though today.
Posted Oct 30, 2006 2:38 am

mlarkin2002Eh..  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 16, 2006
Probably the only "climb" I've done that took less than a minute C-T-C.

Posted Oct 19, 2006 11:20 pm

surgentMy how times change  Sucess!


Came up in 2001, hiked the hill - totally void of buildings. Came back in 2005, now the hill was full of homes. Amazing.
Posted Sep 13, 2006 3:24 pm

derbillyGood biking conditioner  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2002


This hill is less than 3 miles from where I currently live. I first went up to get a clear view of meteor showers. Since then its been a good hill to climb on my bike. In the past couple of years, Folsom has intesively developed this area and while the summit remains the same, it is now surrounded by houses. Unfortunately there is also a gate that seems to be closed most of the time. This 'mountain' is also known as Mt Costco in honor of the wholesale retail chain situated at its base.
Posted Aug 17, 2006 3:02 pm

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