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jfrishmanIIIClose, good times
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2016


I didn't make the summit, but I got to photograph Currant from high up at sunrise, which was my primary goal. We ascended from the saddle on the jeep road up the west ridge of Point 11,154, and camped on a nice little balcony about 100 feet below the high point in the bristlecones. The next morning we traversed some talus west of Point 11,413, then climbed up to the ridge. I scrambled some fun catwalk sections to the north, but got stopped by a big notch somewhere north of the summit. The terrain was pushing my partner's tolerance, so we called it good and went down the way we came up. I'll have to give it another shot someday, but it was a fun and beautiful time up on Currant's crest!
Posted Aug 22, 2016 1:35 pm

scgrantCurrant  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2015


Awesome area, great hike. Did this one with my dad (Jeff Grant) and Donovan Lynch. The views of Currant are quite dramatic once you gain the ridge. Fun ridge hike to the top. Also did Peak 11,360 on the hike out.
Posted Sep 10, 2015 5:05 pm

seanoHarder than expected  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 7, 2015


Afternoon thing-to-do on the way across Nevada. I half-planned to do the Currant-Duckwater loop as described on this site, but ended up having a tricky climb up the N/NE ridge in the snow, then down the wrong chute back to the trailhead. Trip report.
Posted May 8, 2015 1:34 pm

Dean2nd time worked  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2014


On Monday, Dennis and I started up but after 2000 feet, I had a "bad" stomach and we turned around. The heat was bad early in the morning and I either had the 24hour stomach flu or it was heat induced. The next day, we tried again and made our way up to the summit where we found a witness marker but no register. We didn't stay long because we were nervous about some storm clouds to the south. A hard one for me but so glad Dennis was willing to try with me the next day.
Posted Jul 12, 2014 8:51 pm

jdmorehouseCurrant and Duckwater  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2013


We ascended up a drainage to a notch on the false summit ridge, traversed across a steep and loose slope to the summit ridge, and finished the climb up class 2 to class 3 rock. No register was found. Thunderstorms were active in the area, so we called it good and put off White Pine Peak to a later day. I ascended Duckwater solo on the following day by going up the northernmost drainage after hiking on the 4x4 road for a couple of miles. The drainage was choked with brush and avalanche debris, so after awhile I gained a steep (example: more than 800' of gain in the last two tenths of a mile)ridge line and followed it to the summit. A register was found, but only the names of the LVMC members who climbed it the day before were in it. (We were supposed to meet up and climb together, but got our wires crossed and climbed the two peaks on opposite days!)
Posted Aug 26, 2013 11:15 am

mountainhareVia Eastern Drainage  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2012


Toughest and probably most isolated peak I have climbed. I followed a dry wash west to the very steep face south of Currant, then north along the ridge. It felt wonderful to reach this summit.
Posted Feb 13, 2013 10:04 pm

cp0915South Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010


With DB after bagging 'Eagle Feather Peak' (Peak 11,300+) via its east gully-upper east ridge.
Posted Aug 16, 2010 9:38 am

benjohnsonNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2008


Made my way along ridgeline from the North over tricky sub-summit, to Currant Mountain, and along South to some further highpoints before making the nasty descent back toward the car.
Posted Jul 3, 2008 4:56 pm

MoapaPkRoute Climbed: SE ridge, then N to Duckwater and down. Date Climbed: July 23, 2005  Sucess!


Very few names in the register -- maybe 1/yr. We saw deer/elk bounding down the west side of Currant, far below the cliffs. There may be a way to cross Currant N to Duckwater; we descended to 11100' on the miserable talus and headed N.
Posted Jul 24, 2005 8:10 pm

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