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FletchFun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 9, 2014

Fletch

Make sure you scramble up the N side of the peak. I wasted a few minutes going up the S side before almost getting cliffed out... Nice day. I was sick and tired which made for a slow day... ~4hrs RT.
Posted May 11, 2014 11:04 am

RedwicNice Outing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2013

Redwic

Although on a family vacation, we found a compromise that allowed me to visit Hualapai Peak... but only if the hike took me three hours (it took me 3h10m total, so my estimate was close). I did not want to return to the area just for this peak, so I am very glad to get this one off my "to do" list. I did not have fun on the final 200' scramble section. Solo, I got snagged on a vicious tree which had a branch go through pants as I passed by. Then some of the upper scramble had some angled exposure. The trail system leading to the peak had some icy patches, which slowed my hiking a little bit but I still managed to jog during the descent. It was very breezy and cool, but the views were spectacular in every direction.
Posted Mar 22, 2013 10:18 pm

hightineraryRefreshing

hightinerary

I hiked up the snowy trail with my daughter, and we ended up basking in the sun and drying our wet shoes and socks on some nice slabs, not continuing to the summit.
Posted Mar 1, 2012 7:35 am

DougHemkenPonderosa Island  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2011

DougHemken

with Mike Allex
Posted Oct 24, 2011 1:47 pm

vbeckman74With Bro  Sucess!

vbeckman74

This was one of my first peaks. I did it with my brother when I was in about 7th grade.
Posted Jul 2, 2011 11:23 am

NavySeabeeHualapai - Aspen  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2010

NavySeabee

Day three of my AZ/NV HP trip and #4 AZ Cty HP. Interesting scramble to the top that makes you pucker a bit. Ladybug breeding ground is in full effect. Didn't find the register, but then again, I was just happy I made it on top! Hit Aspen on the way down which is more of a use trail with its own class 3 leap at the top. Hayden gate was closed so I didn't bother... Saw 3 elk at the bottom which was a nice treat.
Posted Aug 18, 2010 7:29 pm

McCannsterLadybugs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2010

McCannster

There were so many ladybugs covering the summit. The register was full of ladybugs. It was interesting. Nice views. Climbed a ~30 ft easy 5th class crack to get up to the summit area. 4 hours RT from the trailhead.
Posted Aug 12, 2010 6:13 pm

sbkelleyHualapai Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2009

sbkelley

Nice hike up to the base and fun scramble up the last part. Did Hayden Peak on the way home, which was a steep little hike.
Posted Nov 9, 2009 3:58 pm

xcherrixblossomxBirthday Climb
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009

xcherrixblossomx

Had a picnic with our church and the adults prepared for this hike to the top, as we were preparing to leave a few kids wanted to join us. So after a five minute "discussion" the adults were joined by 10 kids ranging from 5-10 yrs. They got their water and we started off at 5500ft. Shortly into our hike some of the adults had to take the youngest back to camp while the rest pressed on. After 2 hours practically everyone had run out of water and we had to turn around at about 7000ft. Next time we will be prepared and may have something distracting the children while the hikers slip away ;)
Posted Oct 27, 2009 2:28 am

Ryan BurdHualapai Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2009

Ryan Burd

With Dad, also climbed Aspen Peak. Loved the class 3 on both peaks.
Posted Aug 27, 2009 9:39 pm

ericwillhiteVery early climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2008

ericwillhite

In the early morning darkness, missed trail split and climbed Hayden Peak first, backtracked and rushed up the summit of Hualapai. Pictures and map of what I did at http://www.willhiteweb.com/arizona_climbing/kingman/hualapai_peak_256.htm
Posted Aug 18, 2009 3:50 am

Bob BurdHualapai Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2009

Bob Burd

The trail (or road) leading to the south side of Hualapai was clear of all brush. Seems the park folk now consider this a regular trail and have included it on the park map. You still have to scramble the last 200ft of class 3 to the summit. Trip Report
Posted Jul 17, 2009 2:42 pm

oldaditIt looked easy on the map ...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 1992

oldadit

From the quad it looks like hiking the Hayden Peak
road and then contouring over to Hualapai makes sense.
On the ground this turns out to be a
particularly boneheaded route,
and Sarah ran out of gas enroute. Look at satellite
pics to see the roads to the NE of the peak.

Hiked this better route with the family in 5-30-1999.
For extra credit get up on top of huge summit block.
Posted Aug 5, 2008 6:52 pm

MoapaPkMore Bushwhack than needed  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 10, 2008

MoapaPk

Somehow I was under the impression that the road was bad, so I took a direct route up to the top of Hualapai, including a few exposed climbs on the rocks, then descended and went up Aspen Peak.

On the way down Hualapai, I realized that one need only take the use trail for about 200 vertical feet or less at the very top; the use trail starts on a decent road at a large, unmistakable cairn. The use trail did not seem very brushy to me; on an Adirondack scale of 1 to 10, I'd rate it 1.2.

The granite is very frictional, so it often seems that one can lunge up 70 degree slopes; but it is also very weathered, and occasionally comes off in sheets.

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Went again Oct 13, 2012, over Hayden, Hualapai, and Aspen. If you take the Hayden "trails," be aware that they end a few hundred feet lower than the summit, and perhaps 1/4 mile NNW. The road to Hayden gets you to the bottom of the radio/microwave buildings, but has a "No trespassing" sign.

Posted May 10, 2008 11:39 pm

Bob BoltonPotato Patch and roads  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2008

Bob Bolton

My wife joined me on this one, the second serious hike of our vacation together. We had hiked Mt. Wrightson three days earlier. The trail and road hike was great, but she was very apprehensive on the scramble near the summit. Instead of attempting to touch the actual summit, she touched me while I was touching the summit and called it good - her not being a peakbagger per se. Beautiful day, but the wind was cold and biting on the summit, and we had left our packs with warm stuff down at the landing below the scramble section. Fun peak, and it's on my top priority list -- the 100 most topographically prominent peaks in the 48 states.
Posted May 4, 2008 11:28 am

DundeelMohave Hai  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 8, 2007

Dundeel

I was coming to the area for three days of rally car racing, so I decided to show up a day early and try out Hualapai. The temp in Kingman was into the 90's but on the peak it was a comfortable 60 to 70.

I followed the PP Loop to the left and then the road to the #14 marker. After scoping the summit rocks out, I followed a class 4 route up the south side with some interesting boulder hugging and one ledge with a cactus for defense. Climbed on the top and enjoyed the view. Came back down the easier route on the northeast side. If you're looking to take the easier route up, it is a couple hundred feet before the #14 marker. The big balanced slab should be on your left as you climb.

Near the storm shelter, a mule deer doe showed no concern about my presence and casually sauntered out of the way when I got within 15 feet.

Cohp #52, AZ cohp #1
Posted Nov 13, 2007 11:16 pm

weeds19Cold day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2003

weeds19

The top section of the peak was covered in snow making the summit a bit harder to attain. I also lost the trail on the way down in the dark and had to retrace my step for quite a while before finally getting back on track. This is a neat part of AZ that probably doesn't get too many visitors.
Posted Aug 8, 2007 12:35 am

Tracystandard trail route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 14, 2009

Tracy

I had attempted this peak previously; shortly after midnight on a trip back home to Henderson, NV from Williams, AZ on June 29, 2007. I detoured out the Aspen Peak Trail and back where I saw the silhouette of Hualapai Peak in the moonlit sky. I then found the road and the "Y" intersection mentioned in Dennis Poulin's trip report. After losing what felt like "too much" elevation, and then being spooked several times by night critters (glowing eyes and rustling in the trees & bushes), and then to top that off with a "gusher" of a bloody nose, I decided I would save it for another time.

"Another time" came about on Nov. 14, 2009. A brisk fall day with scattered clouds. I was hiking in the company of Steve and Tyrell Stembridge, Justin McEwen, and Cody Cureton. The last 100+ feet to the top of the summit block was fun. Cody did a great job of overcoming his fear of heights and was succesful (along with Tyrell) in reaching the summit benchmark. I took advantage of my long stride and leaped across a five foot wide, 12 to 15-foot deep gap to the actual highest point. Justin climbed across the gap and Steve came up another way from the north. From Hualapai Peak, Justin and I bushwacked our way along the ridge line over to Hayden Peak which involves a lot of up and down scrambling, route finding, very thick and tall thorny plants, and other thick undergrowth. That half mile took about an hour.
Posted Jun 29, 2007 2:19 pm

ericnoelAspen Potato Road Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2007

ericnoel

Took the standard way up as suggested in surgent's TR, the brushy class 2 route to the top. Actually it wasn't really brushy in the least, sub-BW1, but what plants that are there happen to have a lot of thorns so blood was donated. Anyway, found the BM on the lower boulder and then tagged the slightly taller boulder next to it. This blocky peak looks potentially formidable from well below but once you get up there the scramble is very easy to the summit boulder which features good holds on the last move to get you up OK. There looked to be several routes of class 3-4 possible from other angles but the standard one that takes off from a leftward switchback towards the right skyline is clearly the easiest way.
Posted Apr 21, 2007 12:42 am

Dennis PoulinPotato Patch and Roads  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2006

Dennis Poulin

I only got lost twice on the roads leading to the trail. Hayden is a nice diversion but adds about 2 miles and 800ft of Elevation Gain to the hike.
Posted Nov 22, 2006 5:49 pm

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