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charitydominicFinally, after so many tries  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2012

charitydominic

I've tried to get up here so many times I can't believe I finally did it! Always logistics, not ability. What long scramble. Started heading up out of the riverbed a little early, followed mountain sheep. Came down the face looking at the parking lot. What's with all the burnt stuff up there? Would do again but I don't want to tempt fate.
Posted Oct 30, 2014 7:14 pm

sdhagerStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 26, 2014

sdhager

Hard day! I'm out of shape.
Posted Jan 28, 2014 6:10 pm

jdmorehouseHeady  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2004

jdmorehouse

I started out just hiking into the canyon, but looked up and thought, I could go there. So I did.
Posted May 22, 2013 5:43 pm

mtneeringCool scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 22, 2013

mtneering

South Rib scramble
Posted Feb 23, 2013 12:21 am

Kristin5berryGreat fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 22, 2013

Kristin5berry

Awesome fun up! Kind of a beast on the way down, but worth it.
Posted Feb 23, 2013 12:15 am

gimpilatorPalm Canyon Approach  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2012

gimpilator

Started at 4:30am and got down at 11:15am. Plenty of wind and light rain up high. Be careful of the cactus. I drew blood a few times with a momentary lack of caution.
Posted Dec 26, 2012 5:07 pm

bechttSE ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2012

bechtt

Late afternoon start with decent ascent speed until I hit the house sized boulders on top of the east peak. Descended directly off the southwest slope into Palm Canyon.
Posted Apr 28, 2012 10:13 pm

cabSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2012

cab

Started at Borrego Palm Canyon, went up Indianhead's South Ridge to the summit, then continued NW along the ridge to Palm Mesa (Pt. 4,660). Went down Palm Mesa's SW ridge back to Borrego Palm Canyon and followed that down to the car. Fun day with hvydrt.
Posted Feb 20, 2012 1:52 pm

DougHemkenUp and over  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2012

DougHemken

Up the SE ridge and down the W ridge to Borrego Palm Canyon. Loved the SE ridge!
Posted Jan 16, 2012 9:41 am

SoCalHikerGorgeous  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2012

SoCalHiker

Climbed the peak via the supposed standard route. We climbed a ridge about 3 miles from the trailhead to Borrego Palm Canyon. Fantastic weather and views. Great sustained class 2 with some class 3 if you stay on the summit ridge.
Posted Jan 10, 2012 1:45 pm

tdoughtyGlancing Blow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 22, 2011

tdoughty

Ascended next major ridge west of SE ridge (South Ridge?) that took me up directly to the chin of the Indian's head. At that point the 3rd class I had enjoyed here and there apparently turned into some extended 5th class work so I escaped East and scrambled the rest of my way to the south summit. I then walked over to the main summit, descended to the first major saddle to the west, and down south over steep slopes to the wash below, eventually hooking up with Palm Wash. Got dark on me about an hour from the car.
Posted Dec 29, 2011 7:14 pm

superdaddyVia Palm Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 16, 2011
Hiked there and back via the Palm Canyon trail as described by Schad. The terrain at start of the steep climbing was very loose, otherwise not too bad. We took our sweet time and finished in 9hrs. Beautiful, breezy and cool for this late in spring. Saw bighorn sheep on our way out near the start of the campground trail.
Posted May 16, 2011 2:21 pm

WildFalse Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2010

Wild

SE ridge to false peak with m3talibkweli. Really cool trek, and a long ways down.
Posted Oct 28, 2010 12:31 am

m3talibkweliSE ridge to false peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2010

m3talibkweli

Hiked up southeast ridge with a couple of friends, up to the false peak where we watched the sunset. Broke out the flashlights for the downclimb. We took the southern chute.
Posted Mar 31, 2010 12:02 pm

HeyItsBenSE ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2010

HeyItsBen

Awesome mountain. Took longer than expected. Up the SE ridge (class 3), down what we think is the "normal" route into Palm Canyon. Climbed with Tom


x2 - Dec 5, 2010. Back for more!
Posted Mar 23, 2010 6:10 pm

Tom WaggonerSouth East Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2010

Tom Waggoner

Cactus cactus and more cactus
Posted Mar 17, 2010 2:07 pm

Nick ComerRoute Climbed: Custom  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 28, 2010

Nick Comer

I succeeded in climbing Indianhead. I climbed up through the south-east chute, it's 1 mile into BPC then turn right. There was one very scary class-4 dry waterfall section. The next earthquake we have could make that section impassable without climbing gear. I came face to face with a big horn sheep. I made the summit for lunch then, down-climbed the traditional route to the north ridge and exited near the second grove of palms in Borrego Palm Canyon. The traditional route has some very scary sections that will take your breath away. Be very careful.
Posted Mar 1, 2010 5:22 pm

harryquachFun Climbing SE Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2010

harryquach

Nice day fine views good climb up the SE Ridge, 6.5 hours
Trip Report
Posted Feb 16, 2010 3:16 pm

Nick ComerWrong Chute
Date Climbed: Nov 29, 2008

Nick Comer

I went for the direct assault path I climbed 2000' in under a mile but unfortunately I went up the wrong chute. Ultimately I was marooned on a ridge where I could not ascend any further nor return the path I came from. I had to bail off the mountain via an unknown route. I descended on the north east side going down a different chute. The descent was far worse than going up -2000' in under a mile is very hard on the quadriceps. See my Elevation Profile
Posted Apr 2, 2009 12:59 am

SOCALHUSKERWhat a day!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2009

SOCALHUSKER

Climbed up from Borrego Palms Canyon. Did not go far enough into the canyon. Took the wrong gully up and climbed pretty much straight up from the west to the peak. Great climbing though!! Class 3 with some Class 4 sprinkled in!! Descended northwest to the saddle, took a gully back down and then followed the Canyon back to the TH. The place was packed when I got back to the first palms stand!! What a day!! Tough but beautiful!!My pictures from Indianhead and Borrego Palms Canyon
Posted Mar 14, 2009 11:50 pm

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