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gimpilatorNice buttes   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2017


Posted Dec 17, 2017 11:01 pm

RaymondShevskySweet Little Treat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 16, 2017


Been on my tick list for years, finally decided to head up there, leaving home at around 4am and starting the hike just after sunrise. Splendid views! Fun hiking! Hit up Harmony Borax Works and Zabriskie Point on the way back.
Posted Nov 16, 2017 4:53 pm

distressbarkEvening hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2017


Arrived in Death Valley from Vegas a bit later than I'd hoped for... Original intent was to hike Corkscrew but waning daylight led me to settle on Death Valley Buttes. I was not disappointed. Fun, easy route with expansive views the whole way! On the return, I descended north from the saddle and spent time exploring the eastern reaches of the buttes, encountering several bats as the sun set.
Posted Mar 18, 2017 3:30 pm

labglovessunset hike
Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2015


Just the eastern butte at sunset - spectacular view!
Posted Jan 4, 2015 11:59 pm

AlaskaIsColdSlippery and Steep.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2014


The hike wasn't actually all that bad. The only thing is that if the grade is steep and the ground is unstable you end up sliding quite a bit.
Posted May 26, 2014 12:11 am

calipidderLast minute decision  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 30, 2013


Did Bat the previous day and wanted to shorten our Sunday drive back to the Bay Area, so we decided to snag something as a warm-down on our way through/out of the park on Saturday. DVB hit the mark perfectly. An easy and unassuming hike with a tiny bit of scrambly bits at the end. Fun!

PS if I ever write a desert peak bagging book I'm calling it "Scrambly Bits and Slippery Shit" and putting a pic of this peak on the cover.
Posted Dec 1, 2013 9:39 pm

ManyGlacierMountaineerDeath Valley Buttes  Sucess!


2012 - w/ Xenja Poljakowa
Posted Feb 24, 2013 10:28 pm

WOLFrisingPre-shift  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 21, 2013


Winter 2013

Decided while at work last night to climb the Buttes before my shift today. Headed up with Eli this morning, and we both really enjoyed the Class 3 scrambling near the end. It gave this little hike a bigger feel! Well, off to work!
Posted Jan 21, 2013 5:06 pm

MoapaPkNice surprise  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2011


What a pleasant surprise. See the caution about parking in comments on standard route.
Posted Mar 7, 2011 12:39 pm

WallylongridgeRidge Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 6, 2010


Followed the ridge all the way.
Posted Jan 1, 2011 8:53 pm

robot onefrom the road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 16, 2010

robot one

During a break in the rain
Posted Dec 19, 2010 11:57 pm

Day HikerFrom the Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2010

Day Hiker

After Corkscrew, I had a couple more hours to spare, so I could not resist hitting DV Buttes.

The USGS benchmark is busted out, and only some broken cement remains. Bummer.
Posted Nov 29, 2010 10:18 pm

DougHemkenFor the sunrise  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 10, 2010


jogged up to see the sunrise.
Posted Jan 19, 2010 3:59 pm

SummitJunkieGreat cool down  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2009


Cool down after Corkscrew
Posted Apr 20, 2009 6:27 am

mountaingazelleDeath Valley Buttes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 16, 2009


Climbed both buttes in the morning. It was a fun ridge traverse with great views. A few days later we met two artists who had painted the buttes as we were climbing them.
Posted Jan 25, 2009 4:36 pm

NoonduelerCouple times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 23, 1999


A great little ridge hike.
Posted Nov 8, 2008 12:09 am

peakrat76East Butte - East Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 18, 2003


Scrambled up the east face of the East Butte (2720+) only to be chased from the summit by hoardes of flying red ants who seemed to be living only at the apex of the peak. A fun scramble - great Death Valley views.
Posted Apr 23, 2008 10:27 am

Bob BurdUse trail from the east  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 7, 2007

Bob Burd

Short, but fun. With Corkscrew earlier in the day. Trip Report
Posted Feb 29, 2008 11:44 pm

Vagabond ManifestoPartial summit...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2007

Vagabond Manifesto

I'd already done a hike in a nearby canyon this day, so I only got to the summit of the eastern butte due to fading light (a little too exposed to do "Red Top" alone in the dark). Nice views--it's Death Valley!
Posted Mar 13, 2007 3:45 am

highicerun!  Sucess!
we decided to see how fast we could do the peak so we ran. lucky for me my shoe blew out (entire sole came off) as we approached the car. good training for fire season.
Posted Feb 3, 2007 4:26 pm

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