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Brian FrederickFrom Cottonwood wash  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2013

Brian Frederick

Followed the road up toward Silver peak then up to saddle between Silver and Granite. From there up the ridge and east side to summit. Came down the East side straight down to Cottonwood which was brushier and steeper than the ascent route.
The day was warm and still and we had great views all around
Posted Oct 21, 2013 11:05 pm

jdmorehouseSnow, snow, and more snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 9, 2013

jdmorehouse

Lorraine and went up the DPS route, more or less. The higher we got the more snow there was on the ground, until around 6000' it was pervasive. We came at the summit from the north, and it was 5 or 6 inches deep over the boulder field we had to climb to reach the summit. Going down was easier. (Since my XTerra was in the shop, I took the Prius and had to park about a half mile from the highway, so the hike came in at 12.1 miles). Loved the granite formations near the top, they're reminiscent of Joshua Tree.
Posted Mar 14, 2013 6:14 pm

TracySilver and Granite from Cottonwood Wash  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2011

Tracy

Hiked these two peaks with Dick Wimmer, his daughter-in-law Amy, Howard Vandermeer, Ted Lendis, and Steven Stembridge. We hiked Silver Peak first, then traversed the ridge over to Granite (interesting traverse with up to 5 inches of snow in places). After topping out on Granite we hiked down to the Plateau Chateau (research center cabin) and then down to Granite Cove where the Desert Research Center is and Dick's son (who is on staff there) gave us a ride back to Cottonwood Wash. We had a beautiful, crisp, clear sunny day with very little wind.
Posted Feb 22, 2011 12:59 pm

asmrzWith DPS group  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 25, 2003

asmrz

Penelope and I hiked the Granite Peak #1 (on DPS list) with Dave and Elaine Baldwin and several DPS folks in January 2003. We remember the dunes that we hiked afterwards, not much about the mountain, but any day spent in the desert is a good one.
Posted Jan 24, 2011 1:06 pm

rowjimmyGreat View!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 30, 2010

rowjimmy

Though the route is fairly brushy, the going is never desperate. The air was crisp and clear allowing for 100+ mile views. San Jacinto, which is 90-100 miles to the southwest, stands tall on the horizon, as does San Gorgonio. Overall, a very enjoyable day in the desert.
Posted Nov 28, 2010 4:20 pm

Alex WoodBouldering  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 12, 2009

Alex Wood

I had kept seeing these mountains from the 40 and thought they would have lots of good bouldering and climbing, True, there is tons of granite, but the rock quality was poor in the places that we climbing. A bit disappointing because we thought this place was going to be like J Tree. The bouldering was better by Teutonia Peak.
Posted Dec 14, 2009 12:54 pm

SeanReedySilver Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 19, 2009

SeanReedy

Next time I'm camping in the Mojave, I'll consider scrambling up the southern ridge to the true highpoint of the range. Silver peak has expansive views to the north and a road to follow near the top. Patches of snow turned to a consistent 6 inches up on the ridge on the shaded north facing slopes.
Posted Feb 26, 2009 1:53 am

MoapaPkup ridge, down wash  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 16, 2007

MoapaPk

I took the N Ridge up -- pretty brush-free, but I made some bad choices on the huge boulders. I took the DPS suggested route down, and found I was constantly looking for ways to get around catclaws and other nasty plants, often climbing back out of the wash for a period.

For the initial (flattish) approach, I took a wash instead of the rough deteriorated road. However, I took the road back. The road now has a bright orange "NO TRESPASSING" sign stating this is a California ecological study area.

I was actually surprised how tough the hike was. I took ~2 hrs to get up, then went to the "other" peak, and took almost 2 hours to get down. However, time certainly doesn't tell the whole story; the hike did not seem to go quickly, especially the constant catclaw-avoidance on the way down. I never felt like I was wasting time (though my bad routes on the boulders may have cost me).
Posted Nov 16, 2007 10:02 pm

tarolI've scrambled around

tarol

Not sure I hit any of the named summits, but I camped and hiked up through Cottonwood Wash... this is beautiful country!
Posted Aug 24, 2007 5:10 pm

MoabPeakBaggervia Cottonwood, N Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2007

MoabPeakBagger

took the ridge directly, rather than the wash, to the summit. much less bushwhacking. spectacular views.
Posted Jun 9, 2007 8:24 pm

Matthew HollimanRoute Climbed: via Cottonwood Wash Date Climbed: Dec 9, 2005  Sucess!

Matthew Holliman

With Bob, the first peak on a four day tour of the Mojave NP area. Drove on to do Old Dad in the afternoon. Granite was nothing too special, but Old Dad was more enjoyable than I was expecting.
Posted Dec 20, 2005 11:25 am

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: From the NE Date Climbed: Dec 9, 2005  Sucess!

Bob Burd

Matthew and I climbed this in the morning, Old Dad in the afternoon. Old Dad was easily the better of the two scrambles. Trip Report
Posted Dec 18, 2005 6:01 pm

cragRoute Climbed: Silver Peak from Bighorn Basin Date Climbed: January 1, 1998  Sucess!

crag

Camped at the trailhead the night before, 2" of snow on the ground, about 15F, clear and dry, about the best stars I have ever seen. Watch out for the feral donkeys. Fun hike, not too challenging, mostly "troad" with a bit of a bushwhack at the summit. Good view to the north, encompasing Kelso Dunes, Cima Dome, Devil's Playground, and Kelso Mountains.
Posted Nov 1, 2005 12:37 pm

streeyyrGranite Mountains  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2002

streeyyr

These are classic Mojave Desert mountains.
Posted Jan 19, 2005 12:03 am

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